Decatur House

First Lady Michelle Obama says hello to 6th graders from Fairfax, Viginia's Willow Springs Elementary School during a surprise visit to the Decatur House in Washington, DC, May 22, 2013. The Decatur House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Site which received a $ 1 million grant from American Express to preserve the Slave Quarters structure and fund educational programming.     AFP PHOTO/JIM  WATSON        (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Lauds Effort to Preserve DC Slave House

Michelle Obama says stories of toil and sweat by slaves once housed at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history that must be preserved for future generations.