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Published:February 20th, 2009 16:45 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter, Author of Freedom In My Heart

Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter, Author of Freedom In My Heart

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

An Exclusive Look Into The United States National Slavery Museum
National Geographic`s stunning new book, Freedom in My Heart, calls 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. Unlike any other book on the market today, this richly illustrated 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.

Highlighting the societies of ancient Africa and continuing to the repercussions still faced by Americans today, the book ultimately celebrates the perseverance and ultimate triumph of a people. Following a foreword by Douglas Wilder, the grandson of former slaves and the first African-American elected governor of a U.S. state, ten compelling chapters offer 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. As the museum nears its opening, numerous press events and online features gives unprecedented exposure at a time of great anticipation and interest.

About The Author:  Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter is currently a Research Scholar at Georgetown University and the founder and sitting President of The Africana Women`s Institute in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time and has been a lecturer, teacher and exhibit curator.