An incredible romance that changed history. Lisa King is the 5th granddaughter of Wiley Pope, who married and legally freed a slave, creating the first and only known "Deed of Emancipation" in Kansas, which made his wife Lucy, in 1860, a free woman and set a course for their extraordinary family that unfolded across generations. You can hear the extraordinary story of how Wiley met, fell in love with, and freed Lucy, and how those choices reverberated all the way to Lisa's life, in the first episode of Season 2 of Hope Lives Here.
You can follow the status of the upcoming book about Wiley and Lucy at author Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/people/Lyndsey-Ellis-Holloway-Author/100063540250298/ or by following Lyndsey on Twitter (@LEllisHolloway) or Instagram (@lyndseyellishollowayauthor). You can learn more about Lisa by visiting the Charles Edward Pope Senior Foundation: https://sites.google.com/view/cepsfoundation/home?pli=1
Hope Lives Here is a production of Voyage Media. The series is produced by Nat Mundel, Robert Mitas, and Dan Benamor. This episode, Wiley Pope, was produced by Oleg Lougheed. Directed by Dan Benamor. Based on the upcoming novel "Pope: Hope Has A New Name" written by Lisa King and Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway. When the book is released a link will be updated here. Starring Jonathan Regier as Wiley and T.Shyvonne Stewart as Lucy. Edited, sound designed and mixed by Andres Coca. Original music by Derlis Gonzalez.
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