Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Management of the President's House.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The editor tells his readers that while President Tyler does hold two slaves, he has a staff of African American servants who are paid an annual salary for their work. This is the first president to hire an African American as his head butler.
Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column
People: Tyler, John