I have to give Rick Ianniello a big thumbs up for posting this one. And I think it is just to good not to include here as well. Thanks Rick! This is a video of Wintley Phipps (president of the U.S. Dream academy – an organization dedicated to helping the children of prisoners) telling the story of How Amazing Grace was written and its links to the slave trade. His story and singing are very powerful and so I invite you to have a look for yourself.
See these comments at Keith Lancaster’s blog for more to the story of Amazing Grace. I am not certain which is right.