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Freedom In My Heart

Voices From The United States National Slavery Museum

Edited by Cynthia Jacobs CarterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cynthia Jacobs Carter
Contribution by Bill CosbyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bill Cosby
Epilogue by John Hope FranklinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Hope Franklin
Foreword by L. Douglas WilderAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by L. Douglas Wilder

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Unlike any other book on the market today, this richly illustrated companion volume uses the remarkable artifacts, images, and documents of the United States National Slavery Museum to trace the entire history of slavery in North America, from the societies of ancient Africa to the repercussions still faced by Americans today—and to celebrate the perseverance and ultimate triumph of a people. Freedom in My Heart goes beyond the textbooks to call forth the unique voices, personal stories, and cultural contributions of slaves and their descendants, demonstrating how enslaved African Americans remained free at heart to develop a vibrant culture in the face of unspeakable inhumanity. Following a foreword by L. Douglas Wilder, the grandson of former slaves and the first African-American elected governor of a U.S. state, ten compelling chapters offer the often unheard testimony of those who witnessed slavery and those whose ancestors endured it. Their voices blend with the contributions of such luminaries as South African leader Nelson Mandela, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, noted journalist Juan Williams, entertainers Bill Cosby and Ben Vereen, and many more. This partnership with the National Slavery Museum grants exclusive access to never-before-seen images, personal letters, and artifacts, which shed new light on slavery and the activities surrounding it. As the museum nears its opening, numerous press events and online features will publicize the book, giving unprecedented exposure at a time of great anticipation and interest.


NOMINEE 2009 NAACP Image Award

  • Freedom In My Heart by Edited by Cynthia Jacobs Carter, with a Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder, Contribution by Bill Cosby, Epilogue by John Hope Franklin
  • January 06, 2009
  • History - World; History - United States
  • National Geographic
  • $35.00
  • 9781426201271

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