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Retired doormen, butlers, seamstresses, cooks, and plumbers tell their stories at the 1992 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the two-hundredth anniversary of the White House. The Humanities Council funded an exhibition on the topic in 1993.

The film documents life for African American women in the early 20th century south, and their transition to life in Washington, DC and other urban centers, where they often worked as domestic servants. Author and filmmaker Elizabeth Clark-Lewis…
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