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The Slaves Who Built The White House

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The Slaves Who Built The White House

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The Slaves Who Built The White House

The Slaves Who Built The White House

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The National Archives in Washington, D.C., has documents, payrolls and pay stubs that reveal the stories of the slaves who built the first family's residence. Archivist Reginald Washington has studied the documents, and shares details about the laborers' lives.

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