Thousands of African Americans fought in the American War of Independence. Did you know that as many as one-third of Patriot soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill were African Americans? This page is sponsored by Cyberchives.com USA.
Right: Crispus Attucks, first American Patriot to die in the American Revolution
African Americans in the Revolutionary Period
Black Patriots of the American Revolution
by David Barton of Wallbuilders Black History Issue 2004
The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution,
with Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons:
to which is added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans,
by William C. Nell.
The Declaration of Independence: To What Extent Did It Have Meaning for African Americans?
by John Pyne and Gloria Sesso
Reprinted from the OAH Magazine of History 9 (Spring 1995).
Copyright (c) 1995, Organization of American Historians
Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833:
A Book Review from the College of William & Mary
Lemuel Hayes: The Heath Anthology of American Literature (Fifth Edition),
courtesy of Houghton-Mifflin Publishers.
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“The Stamp Act, enforced taxation without representation, and the Boston Post Bill were steps by which the advance was made through a period of ten years toward revolution, and when with Lexington and Concord, the shot was fired, heard round the world the war was actually begun. All hesitation was now abandoned, and a Congress was called together for the purpose of deciding the future of the oppressed American colonies.”
G. W. Woods, Surgeon, from an Address delivered at the American Centennial Celebration at the Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu
Source: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 8, 1876.