I came across this article yesterday that made me aware of our past presidents that were involved in slavery. It surfaced because it was President’s day, but also holds relevance because we are also in Black History Month.
Clarence Lusane, a historian, was quoted in this article saying that “More than one-in-four U.S. presidents were involved in human trafficking and slavery. These presidents bought, sold and bred enslaved people for profit. Of the 12 presidents who were enslavers, more than half kept people in bondage at the White House.”
There is also a video.