Fate & Freedom – Book I - The Middle Passage
Torn from their homeland in Africa by brutal slave traders Margaret and John are shipped four thousand miles away to the silver mines of Mexico. Unexpectedly, the slaver is pirated at sea and the Calvinist Reverend turned Privateer, Captain Jope, takes Margaret and John to the shores of Virginia instead.
Based on exhaustive genealogical and historical research, this epic novel traces the fate of the passengers on what has since become known as the "Black Mayflower." Margaret and John brave disease, Indian attacks, and political intrigue in England and America, as they are among the first Africans to settle in Virginia, long before slavery became institutionalized there. Set against the backdrop of warfare between Spain and England and the power struggles within the Virginia Company in London and Jamestown, Margaret and John's journey to freedom is a powerful saga of courage and survival at the dawn of America's history.
About K I Knight (Orlando, Florida Author)
Kathryn who uses the pen name K I Knight is an international award winning Author, Genealogist, Historian, Public Speaker for Project 1619, Cemetery Preservationist, and a Land Development Consultant. Knight has spent 20,000+ hours researching the first documented Africans to arrive in the English settlement of Virginia in 1619. In 2016, as an advisory board member for Project 1619 she co-curated the “1619 First African Landing” exhibit at the Hampton History Museum in Hampton, Virginia.
Her passion is unrivaled and strongly evident in her published writings. Her literary work includes "Fate & Freedom" a five star - Gold medal historical series as well as her nonfiction work, “Unveiled - The Twenty and Odd" due to be released in 2019. Knight is the Secretary for the Board of Director’s for Florida Author’s & Publisher’s Association. She is a member of the National Genealogy Society, Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Florida State Genealogy Society, Virginia Genealogy Society, Virginia Historical Society, Florida Historical Society, American Historical Association, Genealogy Speakers Guild, Association of Professional Genealogists, the Alliance of Independent Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, Women in Film and Television, and the Director of 1619 Genealogy.
The mother of three adult children, Knight lives in Central Florida with her husband, Tom.