October 10, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- In the historical-fiction-fantasy book, The Ballad Of Dred Scott, Dred Scott is chosen to be the champion of the universe; to bring an end to slavery in America before the Civil War.
The book is based around a true story. There was a Dred Scott, a slave who sued for his freedom before the Civil War. Over the years some historians have argued that Dred Scott's struggle for freedom played a role in Abraham Lincoln's election as president.
When the Supreme Court ruled against Dred Scott in 1857 Abraham Lincoln went on a political tour talking on the wrong that had been done to the slave, and slaves in general. Some historians believe this solidified the Abolitionists vote for Lincoln.
The theme of the book is, "Sometimes, even when you lose, you can still win if you don't give up your dream." The book has been used to teach courses at some universities.
In the book, Dred Scott is portrayed as a child curious about the world around him. He asks questions people are afraid to answer. Like, "Why do the masters live in the big houses and we live in the little houses."
Randy Hoyle, author of The Ballad of Dred Scott, has said he enjoyed writing the character of Dred Scott. "There was a great love I felt in portraying Dred as a heroic being. You don't see it that much in fiction. African-American characters are usually used as secondary figures in books and stories. That's also true of television," Randy said.
Possibly a good work or example of black literature, you might think. However, Randy Hoyle is a white man living in a southern town called Shelby in North Carolina, USA. It is a town that has a statue of a confederate soldier on its court square. A place where the Daughters of the Confederacy come and hang confederate flags every year in Spring.
"I have to admit that some people here don't know what to make of me," Randy shrugged. "But for the most part I'm allowed to live in peace."
However, that has not always been true. Once, while promoting his book, Randy's house was shot with a shotgun. The police still claim it was just a random shooting. Randy says some people spat on him after an article about his book was printed in a local newspaper.
"I've gotten over it," Randy said. "I have more important things to worry about."
Randy is currently raising money for research for a new book project. He also has a video blog called Year 3045 on YouTube. That recently got 100,000 channel views. In the blog he tells news of a possible future. He also tells his viewers to work to make their dreams real, and to work and fight for their futures.
As far as Nibiru and the Mayan calendar prophecy, December 21, 2012 or curse is concern, He says he intends to live his life as though there will be a December 22. He says people should try to live as though there will be a future. And not do anything they will regret; try not to hurt themselves or someone else.
Randy says there is more to worry about people doing bad things than the Mayan Calendar. Randy Hoyle says, "The universe is benevolent; a place where life is meant to live. If it wasn't we would not be here."
"THE BALLAD OF DRED SCOTT was recently picked up on Amazon.com.
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