ABC Developing A Slave in the White House


ABC is developing a limited series based on Elizabeth Dowling Taylor's book A Slave in the White House, the true story of Paul Jennings, a slave who worked for President James Madison as a child and eventually bought his own emancipation from Daniel Webser. Jennings wrote the first White House memoir, A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison, published in 1865, and lived to see his sons fight for the Union. According to Deadline, the twelve-hour miniseries will be written and co-executive produced by Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, the duo behind the 2012 Sundance drama Luv. Sounds educational!