Watch: Eartha Kitt spoke truth at a White House luncheon, and got blacklisted | Timeline Her simple, brutal words about the Vietnam war had the first lady in tears



Popular entertainer Eartha Kitt had a seat at the table, and she didn’t let that opportunity go to waste. The table was at the ladies luncheon at the White House hosted by the Lady Bird Johnson in 1968. The ladies were all politely discussing crime, hoodlums and solutions like flower-planting when Kitt unleashed some truth. Needless to say, the first lady didn’t appreciate the audacity of her guest.


Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Eartha Kitt, African American Art, African American Actress, African American Film, African American, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

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