Fans of America's "First Black President" are sure to be dismayed over plans to bulldoze a historic house built by slaves that had the misfortune to be located on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.
"An 1890s historic freight depot..., built by former slaves, is in impeccable condition and part of the historic train station and bridge Clinton has vowed to preserve," says U.S. News & World Report's "Washington Whispers."
But the Clinton Library team has nixed any idea to save the structure, saying it's too late to incorporate the depot into plans for his post-presidential shrine.
Local preservationists are crying foul and cite a Clinton Library Foundation document stating that one of its primary goals is preservation.
They warn that America's so-called First Black President will be remembered for "pushing to destroy one of the state's first black-built structures."
Hopes that Clinton would change his mind when he visits Little Rock next week were dashed when a spokesman in his Harlem office said he had no plans to tour the library site.