On February 4, 1864, Republican President Abraham Lincoln invited two black Americans to the White House. It was the first time blacks were invited to the White House as guests.
Grand Old Partisan spotlights the first White House event attended by African-American guests. February 23rd, 1864, Abraham Lincoln welcomed hundreds of visitors to a reception. For the first time ever, African-Americans were admitted.
Grand Old Partisan reported:
Alexander Augusta and Anderson Abbott, regimental doctors with the 7th U.S. Colored Troops, were introduced by the Commissioner of Public Buildings. The President “kindly received” them and shook their hands.
Of course, Democrat newspapers at the time criticized Lincoln for it.
Some things never change. Today Democrats are still destroying black lives.