Did the Founding Fathers own slaves?
What happened to the slaves that ran away to join the war?
Were our cherished self-evident truths ever applied to all men equally?
Have you ever wondered how our fearless and progressive founding fathers could give their lives for their own freedom, yet ignore the freedom of men, women, and children in their own houses and fields?
Here is the story of slavery, and what we did about it, during the founding of a "free" nation, told in the words of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and their compatriots.