Black Men Built the Capitol

Black Men Built the Capitol

Discovering African-American History in and Around Washington, D.C

Book - 2007
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Presents details about the role of blacks in the history of Washington, D.C., including in the creation of such historic sites as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, and provides information on monuments dedicated to the contributions of African Americans.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780762745364
Branch Call Number: 975.300 HOL
Characteristics: xv, 192 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm


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ThaddeaWoods Sep 06, 2012

Black Men Built the Capitol is a very informative " as a matter of fact" work. It describes exactly what the title suggests; that Black men really indeed built the capitol. Large parts of it if not all. Author, Jesse Holland, explains many places Black men are present in the building of our courts and judicial places. He also gives many places to visit in our Capitol where one can actually touch places that still exist that Blacks molded. Museums dedicated to commemorating, honoring, and teaching are also mentioned. For someone studying or exploring and especially for someone getting in touch with their roots, this is a good book. The author says he would that this book were used even as a travel guide and in my opinion it would be good for such use-as guidance. Along with the places one might want to visit the addresses and phone numbers are even included to assist in travel arrangements.


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