Monday, November 10, 2008

Backstairs At The White House - Mr. Eugene Allen - 34 Years Of Service

This is a magnificent story of one black man's life of hard work, dignity, and change.

4 comments:

Kit (Keep It Trill) November 10, 2008 at 9:11 AM  

Interesting article. Too bad his wife passed away the day before Elections. Darn.

cinco November 10, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

Wow...I've never heard of this man. You would think that with his years of service alone someone should have done more of a national piece on him.

How sad his wife died.

May he find peace and comfort during this time.

Faith November 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

Wow. What a great piece. I'm sure Barack & Michelle will invite him back after the Inauguration. That note about Kennedy was certainly interesting.

Claudia November 10, 2008 at 3:05 PM  

This is such a moving article and to hear about the day Mr. Allen's wife passed away is just heartbreaking.

Having said this, it was hard not to be bothered by the small army of black servants in the photos that accompanied the article, and the image of them bowing and serving, etc. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but for some reason I guess I thought that the White House would make a better attempt to hide such troubling symbolism given this nation's history. (I know! I know! What was I thinking?)

Anyway, Mr. Allen has much to be proud of and I am so glad that he survived to cast a vote for Obama.

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