white house (civil war era)*The contributions of enslaved Americans that built this country are so immense and unrecognized that it’s quite unbelievable.

But, one congressman wants to clear up any confusion or misunderstanding of the facts; one fact being that the White House was built by enslaved Africans.

A couple years ago Congress finally gave recognition to the enslaved Africans that built the United States Capitol because of a crusade led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Now Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) is calling on President