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African American Soldiers in American Revolution

“African Americans in the American Revolution,” by Jack Crowder

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At the time of the Revolutionary War about 20% of the colonial population were African American; the number of blacks that ultimately fought for the Americans side was estimated to be over 5,000.  By the year 1779, sources indicate that…
Battle of Lexington

“Who Fired the First Shot,” by Jack Darrell Crowder

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The American Revolution commenced with the faceoff  between British regulars and the Patriot militia that occurred on April 18, 1775. To this day, no one can say with certainty who fired the first shot in that momentous engagement. Readers…