The Other Madisons

Christian Cotz, CEO of the First Amendment Museum, introduces Dr. Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, and filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley, as they present Eduardo’s new film based on Bettye’s book.

This Zoom / Facebook Live was recorded on March 18th, 2021. Q&A with Participants included at the end.

This documentary film by Montes-Bradley is based on the memoir The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family by Kearse.

Both the book and the film chronicle Kearse’s family credo which was passed down for 200 years: “Always remember—you’re a Madison. You come from African slaves and a president.”

Please note: To watch the entirety of the documentary film, please follow this link.

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