JFK:10/27/60, NYC - A crowd of 200 -250,000 gave Senator John F. Kennedy (circled at right) the biggest rally of his 1960 campaign. He told
Eugene Allen ~ Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, Eugene Allen was an African-American butler who served under eight U.S. presidents, including Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. He witnessed firsthand some of history's major events, as well as the changing perspectives on race in political arenas. Known as having been a modest man, Allen is the subject of the 2013 film The Butler. He died in 2010 in Washington, D.C.