By Nancy I. Sanders
Age nine and up
History books are replete with heroic tales of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, yet what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America’s Black Founders celebrates the lesser recognized yet major lives and contributions of our nation’s early African American leaders. Many understand that the innovative War’s first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was once killed on the Boston bloodbath. yet some distance fewer understand that the ultimate clash of the struggle, the conflict of Yorktown, used to be hastened to a end by means of James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and undercover agent who said the conflict plans of common Cornwallis to George Washington.
Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of fellows and women—soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, retailers, medical professionals, and different group leaders—who have earned right reputation one of the founders of the us of the United States. To get a greater experience of what those members finished and the days during which they lived, readers will have fun structure Day, cook dinner colonial meals, submit a newspaper, petition their govt, and extra. This useful source additionally features a time line of vital occasions, an inventory of historical websites to go to or discover on-line, and internet assets for additional research.
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Used with Permission of Documenting the American South, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries 44 Surrounding the City of Boston A number of African Americans marched with their troops to join the Siege of Boston. Salem Poor joined the siege with his company. Barzillai Lew arrived with his regiment, the Twenty-Seventh Massachusetts. Barzillai Lew had also fought during the French and Indian War and was an experienced soldier. Records list Lew as a tall man, towering over others at six feet tall.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-1308 23 (clockwise from the right) British warships landing their troops at Boston. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-134241 Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre. Used with Permission of Documenting the American South, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Faneuil Hall, Boston, where the body of Crispus Attucks and another hero of the Boston Massacre lay in state.
Hammon lived on Long Island, New York, in the home of rich merchants. Enslaved for his entire life, he worked for several generations of the family as a clerk and a bookkeeper. He pursued a higher cause, however. He worked hard at extra jobs until he earned enough money to purchase his own Bible. He sprinkled the verses of his poetry with verses of Scripture. His poem, An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatley, praises her for her strong and devout faith. Probably his most famous and well-known publication was An Address to the Negroes in the State of New York.