the true story of a man sold into slavery by his own father over 50 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Emancipation of Robert Sadler
Over fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Robert Sadler was sold into slavery at the age of five...by his own father. This is an excruciating tale of those dark days, his quest for freedom, and the determination to show love and forgiveness to others. It is a story of good triumphing over evil, of God's grace, and of an extraordinary life of ministry. Unlike most narratives and biographies of slaves, where the black man is always saved by a white man, in this true story, Mr. Sadler has only himself and his relationship with God to thank for his freedom. In spite of encountering pure evil and ignorance, he lived his life by exemplifying purity... continuing to show love and respect for humanity regardless of how much he had been abused and discarded in his early life. This is not a story of “the man” saving a “lesser individual”…it is about the strength and wisdom of "the one who was oppressed" and his path to his future. This is the story of a man who overcame.