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Before the White House

The Enslaved Household of President George Washington

The Households of John Adams

An Overview

An Overview

An Overview

An Overview

The Washington Administration 1789-1797

The Jackson Administration 1829-1837

Slavery, Freedom, and the Struggle to Keep a Family Together

The Complicated Relationship Between Two Prominent 19th Century Leaders

The Story of the Infamous Yellow House

Hotelier and Slave Owner in the President's Neighborhood

The Slave Quarters at Decatur House

Benjamin Banneker

Life in Jefferson's Working White House

The Complex Life of Elias Polk

From the White House to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Paul Jennings


April 16, 1862