Before the Civil War there were a half a million people of African decent living in America as freemen. Our Silent Song is their untold story. It is a love story and a story of great courage and determination. It is the story of heroes and villians. It is a story that tells about those who fought for freedom in the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and in the struggle to intregrate schools. It is a story that cries out to be told.
Our Silent Song is a novel but true to the facts of history, telling the stories of great men and women of color in America from 1750 to 1910. It is a story whose time has come to tell.
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Our Silent Song was carefully researched to present an historically accurate look at the lives of freeborn African-American people in the United States. It pulls no punches in tell their stories. There is anger and frustration. There is hope, courage and struggle. There are victories and there are defeats.
Our Silent Song is a sometimes tender and a sometimes forceful retelling of American history through different eyes - those of free Africans in America.
It was 1812 and during the lifetime of that newborn, William Webb, the United States of America would take a long look at itself in the mirror that betrays all flaws. It would begin to correct the distorted image it beheld; but that process would be a costly and agonizing one indeed.