I Cannot Tell A Lie: The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants

I Cannot Tell A Lie: The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants

by Linda Allen Bryant

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Overview

THE FIRST PRESIDENT

Documented national history states that the nation's first president had no children. But the oral history of the descendants of this African American family tells a different story.

THE CONTROVERSY

Many people will believe the story of George Washington fathering a slave son. Others will find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that Washington had an intimate relationship with a slave named Venus. Their fateful union during the era of antebellum slavery produced a son, West Ford.

THE SECRET

As time and space distanced the Ford family from its beginnings at Mount Vernon, each generation continued to walk a precarious line, bearing the weight of their heritage and battling issues of skin color, status, and identity. Linda Allen Bryant, a descendant of West Ford, pens her family's narrative history in I Cannot Tell a Lie. Their genealogy is rich in adventure, love, tragedy, sacrifice and courage-a story that will haunt you long after you turn the last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595664429
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/14/2004
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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