The High Price of Freedom: A Slave's Perspective

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Our guest Len Lamensdorf  is an award-winning author of eight novels, three full-length plays, and one motion picture "Corn Bread Earl and Me"

In Our interview we discuss Lens insightful novel entitled "The Ballad of Billy Lee", The Story of George Washingtons Favorite Slave, adapted from his acclaimed play by the same title. 

In  'The Ballad of Billy Lee" we get a new historical story from the perspective of the slave who was at Washintons side for over thirty years, through the founding of America, the Revolutionary War, Washingtons Presidency, and up until his death.

  • Imagine what  it must have been like as an intelligent human being, to read and understand the Declaration of Independence, only to realized that the freedoms out lined in the document did not apply to you.
  • What might have gone through your mind when freedom was finally granted after an entire life time of bound servitude?
  • What would you do?
  • Where would you go?
  • Though you longed for FREEDOM all your life, were you prepared for it?

Contact: www.lenlamensdorf.com

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