Black History Month: 159 Years Ago This Week – The First Blacks Were Invited to the White House By Republican President Abraham Lincoln

On February 4, 1864, Republican President Abraham Lincoln invited two black Americans to the White House. It was the first time blacks were invited to the White House as guests.
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Alexander Augusta and Anderson Abbott, regimental doctors with the 7th U.S. Colored Troops, were introduced by the Commissioner of Public Buildings. The President “kindly received” them and shook their hands.

Of course, Democrat newspapers at the time criticized Lincoln for it.

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