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James Thompson speaks on Feb. 13, 2016 at the Philadelphia Independence Hall February 17 2016

On Feb. 13th James Thompson spoke about the bond connecting Washington and his enslaved man, William Lee in his book, George Washington’s Mulatto Man – Who was Billy Lee?

The event was a great success. Please see below images from the event:

James Thompson Featured on C-Span on October 31, 2015 February 03 2016

George Washington's and Billy Lee

James Thompson discusses why George Washington may have granted his personal slave land and freedom. William Lee, known as Billy Lee, was George Washington’s personal slave, and Washington granted Billy Lee land and freedom in his will.

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Virginia Time Travel features James Thompson on Cox Cable in December November 30 2015

Virginia Time Travel is featuring James Thompson the author of George Washington and Billy Lee on their Cox Cable Channel 10 programming this December.
Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 A.M.
Thursday, December 24 at 6:00 P.M.
Friday, December 25 at 9:30 P.M.
The episode can also be viewed on YouTube at