White House Easter Egg Roll, 1898. Courtesy Library of Congress.
Black children in Washington, D.C. participated in the annual Easter egg hunt at the White House, one of the public events that blacks were allowed to attend in that segregated city.
My how things have changed since 1898 !!!
We are actually going to try to attend a splendid free concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Denyce Graves, the Chicago Children's Choir and the Marine Band will perform in honour of Marian Anderson, who sang at the Easter concert 70 years ago, some say setting the stage for the civil rights era. Colin Powell will read from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.