The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter

Andrew Levy talked about his book The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves,… read more

The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter Andrew Levy talked about his book The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves, published by Random House. In 1791, Virginian Robert Carter III submitted a deed of gift to the Northumberland District Courthouse that freed his slaves from his plantation. He endured hardships and persecution as a result of his stance against slavery. In the book, Mr. Levy explains the religious and political ideals that prompted the emancipation and explains why he feels historians have forgotten Robert Carter. After his presentation he answered questions from members of the audience.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2005 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2006 | 2:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 30, 2005 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 01, 2005 | 4:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2005 | 11:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 2006 | 2:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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