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Len Lamensdorf- SLAVERY & RACISM: A travel through time.

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Len was on 6/7 about his novel. Today he will be discussing slavery and racism through the ages. Though there has been progress in the US and worldwide I believe both exist, especially in our minds if not in overt actions.The novel, a thrilling story was called "One of the most poignant untold stories in American history", by best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Joseph J. Ellis.The Ballad of Billy Lee is a novel adapted from Lamensdorf?s acclaimed play.  It's a compelling story told from the perspective of the slave who was at George Washington?s side for over thirty years, through the founding of America, the Revolutionary War, Washington?s Presidency, and up until his death.Len is intelligent, articulate, has a great speaking voice and a quick, sense humor, was educated at The University of Chicago and Harvard Law, a successful attorney and businessman, author of 8 published books, 3 produced plays and a feature film. Len's career in law and business spanned more than thirty years.  He draws on his extensive travel experiences on five continents to create realistic settings for his work.  Len can discuss it with wit and wisdom.George Washington and Slavery.The collapse of the American economy.Undermining the US Constitution.The end of the American Empire.Who's telling America's story--and why.Writing meaningful and entertaining fiction for kidsWinner Gold and Silver Benjamin Franklin Awards for novels.Winner Children's Choice Award for Young Adult trilogy.Nominee 5 Image Awards from NAACP as screenwriter/producer.Finalist 2013 ForeWord Magazine Book of the year, hist. fiction and other honors too numerous to mentio