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Race relations and the White House

It is heralded as the "people's house" but for the past two centuries the White House has shared America's tumultuous history when it comes to race. From serving as slaves to assuming the highest office in the land blacks have always played a role at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Katty Kay talks to author Clarence Lusane, who has chronicled the evolving roles in his book "The Black History of the White House."


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