Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

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Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

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First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking on opening night of the Democratic National convention, said, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.

It was a beautiful moment, speaking to the aspirations and achievements of generations.

Bizarrely, TV personality Bill O'Reilly felt a need to assert that slaves who built the White House were well fed and housed, as if slavery needs a defender.

The reaction, and questions that followed, prompted the U.S. National Archives to publish online an image of a receipt for the work of a slave, George, "working at the President's House, from July 17, 1794 to Dec. 31, 1794. For the work, James Clagett was paid 11 pounds, 10 shillings and 2 pence on March 7, 1795. …

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