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Dennis Morgan

Dennis Morgan

Carver Community Center Director

For Dennis Morgan of Carver Community Center the point in history that stood out as a proud moment was the day President Barack Obama was elected.

“Wow. It made me proud to be a black man! And a reminder that one can achieve the wildest of dreams if they start and stay on a good path of education.”

Here is a great reminder – “I have a dream” video.

 
Did you know?


It was President Richard Nixon in 1973 who invited the first African-American guests, Sammy Davis Jr. and his wife, to sleep in the White House.


When Barack and Michelle Obama and their two girls walk into the White House on January 20, it will mark an event that few if any Black American of the civil rights era thought possible.



Frederick Douglass, the 19th Century Black Abolitionist, visited President Abraham Lincoln three times at the White House. Yet he was never invited in to sleep as a guest. After Lincoln’s second inauguration and an open house to the public, Douglass was turned away at the door because of a standing order that Blacks were not allowed to enter for the celebration.

In the 1930s when first lady Eleanor Roosevelt invited Black guests to the White House for meetings, which she did often, the press sharply criticized her. 

Presidents Kennedy and Johnson at the height of the civil rights battles never invited Martin Luther King Jr., or other civil rights figures, to sleep as guests at the White House.


Amazingly it was President Richard Nixon in 1973 who invited the first African-American guests, Sammy Davis Jr. and his wife, to sleep in the White House. (1). 

(1) NYTimes