Jacquel Rassenworth on The Butler

English: Alonzo Fields (1900-1994), White Hous...
English: Alonzo Fields (1900-1994), White House butler for 21 years, serving presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every so often, there comes a story that needs to be told. This story is one of those.

I don’t know about you, but Maddy’ s mother and grandmother aren’t too big on stories about Black people as servants. Maybe it’s because they themselves were lucky to not have ancestors who were slaves. I’m not sure.

But when they did find out about the movie, it took a lot of convincing for them to take us to the movies. As I found out, The Butler is more than just a story about one man’s service in the White House. The Butler is more than just one man’s incredible life journey. The Butler is a page in American history.

 

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