On October 16, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dine with him and his family at the White House. When the news broke about it the next day, it was considered quite a scandal and sent shock waves throughout the country.
This is a terrific book. It's quite readable but it's much more than a dinner. Deborah Davis writes about the aftermath of the Civil War, American history, politics, and the lives of these two men. Search the DCLS catalog