First, one local author has written about a subject of local interest. Marfe Ferguson Delano hails from my neighborhood of Tauxemont and has written several children's books. Her latest book, Master George's People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation, is about George Washington's slaves and the process that led towards their emancipation at his death.
General Washington's impact on our country cannot be underestimated although his views on slavery were never widely promoted. He was one of a handful of Founding Fathers from the south who freed his slaves at his death. Several started the communities of Gum Springs and Springbrook (the area where West Potomac High School stands) today.