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White House / Slave's Story #943993

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The 195th anniversary of the fire at the White House set by British troops featured; details given about the background of White House slave Paul Jennings & how he helped save national treasures from the fire & what he wrote in a "Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison" about the Madisons over the years. [Outside the White House, WOMAN - comments.] [White House curator William ALLMAN†- recounts what Dolley Madison said.] [Jennings descendant Hugh ALLEN†- says slaves were part of the history of the US.]

Couric, Katie;
Plante, Bill

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