This scene from John Adams, seen last year on HBO, is a grim reminder that slaves built our White House. It is not a secret, but it certainly is not something our country is proud of.
Even though it happened two centuries ago and Mr. Lincoln took the lead in correcting the inequities it still seems like a family secret that we in the family know what happened but we don't really want to talk about it. Well it did happen in America, but what also has happened in America, we have elected to lead us for the next four years a black man. That is progress. It is not redemption of the wrongs perpetrated on the black race two centuries ago, that can only happen in each of our hearts, but it is a start Americans, it is a start.