Sharon Ewell Foster, author of The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses

*Durham, NC – Saturday, October 8, Sharon Ewell Foster, acclaimed author of the new fact-based novel, The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part One: The Witnesses (Howard/Simon & Schuster), took her Nat Turner Truth Tour to Word of Life Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles in hopes of making contact with some important figures in Hollywood.

Protests by the likes of Ossie Davis and other African American actors slowed any talks of a Nat Turner film in the past; a film they felt would denigrate black people. Then Henry Louis Gates, Jr. took the idea to Spike Lee, but the film project was abandoned due to financing problems.  (more…)