North Carolina, USA
American Folk Figure. He was prominently featured as “Chicken George” in author Alex Haley’s critically acclaimed book “Roots” (1976). In the 1977 TV miniseries he was portrayed by actor Ben Vereen.
(bio by: Tom Childers)Family links:
Mathilda McGreggor Murray Lea (1806 – ____)*
Portrait Of George Lea: The Real “Chicken George”4 Posted by storyteller - February 27, 2018 - Photography, SLAVERY
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