I Cannot Tell A Lie

The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants
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  • Published: July 2004
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 486
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9780595664429
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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.

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