Author Anita Wills, will lecture from and sign her book, Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color, (Lulu Press, revised July 2004). The book is Non Fiction, African American History, with 292 pages. All of the characters chronicled resided throughout Colonial Vrginia, and were part of a community of so-called Mulattoes.
The chronicles are of those who led extraordinary lives, as in the saga of Charles and Ambrose Lewis. The brothers were born in King George County, to a white father, and Mulatto mother. Ambrose and Charles, served in the Revolutionary War, first as a Seamen and then as Foot Soldiers. Although most of the unit in the Battle of Camden South Carolina deserted, Ambrose did not. He was shot nine times and bayonnetted clean through during the Battle, and then taken prisoner. After the war he resided in Fredericksburg and Alexandria, where he petitioned the House of Representatives for recognition of his service at, The Battle of Camden.
The event will be held at The Alexandria Black History Museums' Parker-Gray Gallery.
Submitted by Eventful on behalf of alani
Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color, is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and at http://lulu.com/leboudin.
Added by evdb on December 14, 2005