Regina Mason, Part 1, Gina’s Journey
The Life of William Grimes, Runaway Slave
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m host, Paul Vogelzang, and this episode #187, part 1 of a 2 part series. Our guest over the next 2 episodes is writer, historian, film maker, and genealogist, Regina Mason. This will be a wonderful conversation, so please enjoy, and share widely. This story is inspirational and shows the human spirit, indomitable as it is.
Regina Mason has spent 15 years researching the life and times of her great-great-great-grandfather — pioneering fugitive slave autobiographer William Grimes. She has spent nearly a lifetime turning a negative into a positive that would one day culminate with a new edition of her ancestor’s book, the Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, the very FIRST slave narrative in the United States.
Regina Mason currently serves as Executive Producer of the film documentary Gina’s Journey.