I Africa DC (Washington D.C) T-shirt
Did slaves build the White House?
“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…” proclaimed The first lady Michelle Obama at the Democratic national convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016 about this little-discussed fact that dramatized her own African-American family’s place in history.
We pay tribute/homage to these great souls who have conveniently been erased from history books with our t-shirt I AFRICA DC. (Washington, District of Columbia)
Q&A: Did slaves actually build the White House?
According to the White House Historical Association’s website…
Construction on the President’s House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in the sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two pro-slavery states-Virginia and Maryland-ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African Americans—both enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings
***A derivation from the famous Milton Glaser artwork I Love NY.***
- Lightweight 100% cotton tee.
- 2 color process silkscreen print.
- 100% combed cotton for a super soft hand feel.
- 30 singles thread weight
- Fine Jersey Slim fitSlim fit
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