White House Historical Association unveils accessible audio component of historical markers in front of the White House
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The White House Historical Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, today unveiled the addition of a recorded audio component to the historic Wayside exhibit installed earlier this summer in Lafayette Square in front of the White House. The exhibit includes three markers that tell the story of the involvement of slaves in the construction of the White House, the preservation and commemoration of the White House and Lafayette Square – including the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy actions to save the neighborhood from development – and the history of Lafayette Square as a site of demonstrations and protests.
Audio recordings were voiced by Royce L. Dickerson, member of the National Black MBA Association and currently an MBA candidate at the Manderson Graduate School of Business of the University of Alabama, and Hilary west, the Executive Director of Federal Government Relations at JPMorgan Chase and Co.
About the White House Historical Association
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative arts and fine arts. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was formed to support its vision of preserving and sharing the legacy of the Executive Mansion for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to help preserve the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the permanent White House collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the White House Historical Association has contributed more than $ 50 million in the accomplishment of its mission. To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit www.whitehousehistory.org.
On Royce L. Dickerson
Royce L. Dickerson is executive vice-president of the Graduate Student Association. Graduated from La University of Alabama, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received the alumni award from the UA National Alumni Association.
On Hilary west
Hilary west is Executive Director of Federal Government Relations at JPMorgan Chase and Co., where she voices the company’s position on a wide range of business and industry issues to a range of stakeholders including the White House, Congress, regulators, trade associations and consumer organizations. Hilary is from Washington DC
SOURCE Historical Association of the White House