ABC to Develop A Slave In the Whitehouse As a Series

Posted by at 9:41 am on October 3, 2013

slave-in-the-white-houseABC is developing a limited series based on Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s book A Slave in the White House, the true story of Paul Jennings, a slave who worked for President James Madison as a child and eventually bought his own emancipation from Daniel Webster.

Jennings wrote the first White House memoir, A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison, published in 1865, and lived to see his sons fight for the Union. According to Deadline, the twelve-hour miniseries will be written and co-executive produced by Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, the duo behind the 2012 Sundance drama Luv

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