01/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SLIDESHOW: From The Slavehouse To The White House

Four hundred years ago the first African Americans were brought to this country as slaves. In 1819 slaves helped build the White House. There were three American Presidents who owned slaves. Today an African American is the president of the united states here is the journey of African Americans from the slavehouse to the White House.

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