Let me offer an early disclaimer. I know exactly who the Founders were. I know exactly the crimes
against humanity that they were responsible for and those they inherited and were not responsible
for. I do not spend time extolling the virtues of Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Adams, Mr. Franklin, and Mr.
Madison. Nothing in this work or in my experiment (my life’s work) can change the fact or alter the
history of the debasement of humanity that preceded the Declaration of Independence (1776), the
Constitution (1787), and the Bill of Rights (1791) they were a part of and the obvious fact that the
major accomplishment of the Founders’ theories about self-government did not apply to African
Americans and Native Americans, women, and specifically Black women in their thinking.
Still, there exists in their theological imagination infinite hope for their experiment. This work seeks
to identify the evidence that shows and suggests that some of them were aware of a grand
architectural experiment and design for the nation and its future.
Every cracked, broken, and imperfect vessel can be used to bring forward hope. I am a personal
witness to this fact of human existence.