Amos Fortune Free Man Author:Elizabeth Yates Amos Fortune's life was a journey toward one destination--freedom! — The journey begins in a slave trader's canoe on Africa's Gold Cast. At-Mun, a young king, is taken with his black tribesmen and thrust into a new kind of slavery in colonial America. By the time they reach the American auction blocks most of the newly enslaved people have forg... more »otten their African identity. But At-Mun, who becomes Amos Fortune, never forgets what it is to be a free man. He finds freedom again and works to bring the same fortune to the black people whose lives he can touch.
Originally published in 1950, this Newbery Award winner embodies the quiet method of changing the world. Amos Fortune lived a hard life, but his calmness and solid beliefs affected everyone he came in contact with. His life story teaches us lessons that many people today seem to have forgotten; lessons of patience and forgiveness. And that a little hard work can go a long way toward making your life, and the lives of those around you that much richer :o)
Different cover but same book. The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.