August 13, 2013

D.C. church recalls real butler as quiet man of steady faith

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Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker star in Lee Daniels' "The Butler". Photo courtesy The Weinstein Company

Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker star in Lee Daniels' "The Butler". Photo courtesy The Weinstein Company

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WASHINGTON (RNS) “The attributes that made him a great butler made him a great usher,” said Denise Johnson, an usher at the predominantly black D.C. church where Eugene Allen was a member for six decades.