Waymon Lefall Brings a Missing Piece of African American History to Children’s Book, ‘The Legend of Jocko’

BALTIMORE, MD – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — His book shares the little known, inspirational story of a 12-year-old, African American boy named Jocko who sacrificed his life for our country. According to LeFall, young Jocko’s moment of sacrifice, came just when George Washington faced defeat during the Revolutionary War, and headed across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey to attack the British. As legend goes, Jocko, who had crossed the Delaware earlier along with volunteer troops, offered to guard Washington’s horses so that they would be there waiting for him. Only, by the time Washington made it across the icy river, Jocko had frozen to death.