John & Melinda Freeman and the White House (WaPo)

"Sometime around the middle of April 1804, a slave named John Freeman wrote a letter to the president of the United States. Freeman, technically owned by a Maryland doctor, William Baker, had been contracted to work for Thomas Jefferson, who engaged him to serve in the White House and accompany Jefferson on trips to Monticello. … Continue reading John & Melinda Freeman and the White House (WaPo)