AfriGeneas Writers Forum
B H M - Free Black Patriots
In Response To: On the Eve of Black History Month ()
Free Black Patriots
A number of free black men from the North fought on the American side of the Revolutionary war. Several of them were sons of former slaves who had bought themselves (and in some cases, their children) out of slavery....It is estimated that nearly 5,000 free blacks served in the American army and navies during the war.
Something to think about, something to write about.