So, here’s a pretty basic question about America’s founding fathers. How could these men, who believed that “all men are created equal”, own slaves?

“Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers” is a new PBS documentary that examines this amazing paradox. The film travels back in time to better understand the men responsible for America’s greatest victories—
and most heinous sins.

It was a joy – and a struggle – to compose the score for this film, trying to capture the conflicting ideas that attempted to coexist. To hear a short musical montage from the score, click here. And as always, please let me know if I can ever help Mike Young Productions with an upcoming project. Thanks!