THE AMERICAN REVELATION, I
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Theme: American history: The Revolutionary War
Episode Number: 508
Writer: John Fornof
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Scripture: John 15:13
Album: #39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen
Last Air Date: 04/11/2005
Original Air Date: 02/15/03
When Marvin Washington wonders if there were any Africa-Americans involved in the Revolutionary War, Whit uses the new and improved Imagination Station to send him back to an adventure in 1775.
The war hasnít even started yet as Marvin meets William Diamond, a drummer. William teaches Marvin some cadences on the drum as the two of them await the arrival of the British troops. When the troops finally arrive, Marvin hides in a barrel and is shocked when the troops fire on the Americans and a number are killed.
Marvin is transported three months ahead to a time when William and a black man named Caesar Bason are heading toward a secret mission at Bunker Hill. Marvin tells Caesar that he thought the American Revolution was a white manís thing, but Caesar replies that he has as much responsibility for fight for his country as any man.
The next day, William, Marvin, and Caesar arrive at Bunker Hill and meet Captain Smith. All of them begin to build a fort out of dirt. As they begin to dig, William goes into town to get food and leaves his drum with Marvin. Caesar tells Marvin that a battle may be about to begin.
Continued in Part 2.
"The American Revelation" was the first Odyssey episode with music by Jared Depasquale. Jared previously scored several Focus on the Family Radio Theatre dramas, including "Les Miserables" and "The Secret Garden."