Washington Post wrote:A Butler Well Served by This Election
For more than three decades Eugene Allen worked in the White House, a black man unknown to the headlines. During some of those years, harsh segregation laws lay upon the land.
He trekked home every night, his wife, Helene, keeping him out of her kitchen.
At the White House, he worked closer to the dirty dishes than to the large desk in the Oval Office. Helene didn't care; she just beamed with pride.
President Truman called him Gene. President Ford liked to talk golf with him.
He saw eight presidential administrations come and go, often working six days a week. "I never missed a day of work," Allen says.
His is a story from the back pages of history. A figure in the tiniest of print. The man in the kitchen.
It's not the best written article as it wanders off topic and focuses on other people throughout history besides, Eugene but finds it way back to his story in the end. I highly suggest you to read the last page of the article, it contains hope and loss that I never saw coming from this article. I won't spoil it by posting the excerpt here.