Page Talk – The Forgotten Story of Andrew Slade: First African American Senate Page

In April 1965, the Senate celebrated Lawrence Bradford, Jr., as the first African American to be appointed to the Senate’s historic Page Program. While Bradford was certainly a trailblazer in his time, he was not, as it turns out, the first African American Senate Page. That distinction belongs to Andrew Foote Slade, a young man who served as a Senate Page between 1869 and 1881.

Join Senate historian Daniel Holt for a virtual webinar on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:30pm Eastern Time to learn about the extraordinary story of how Slade broke the color line in the post-Civil War Senate. On-line registration is open and can register through the link below.

Please register by Thursday, April 22, 2021. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation registration email. You will then receive an email a day before the event with information about how to join our virtual program. There is no charge for this event.

Please use the link below to register.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.