The Black Soldier in the American Revolutionary War
This is a one hour educational, interactive and interpretive program to demonstrate camp life and discuss the struggle for African inclusion in the Continental army. We discuss General Washington’s involvement with creating an all-Black regiment at Valley Forge. Then he ordered it abolished in 1780. By presenting these stories of Black soldiers, free or enslaved, rebel or loyalist, the hero “Jack Sisson” and the forgotten, we illuminate their forgotten service at the birth of the nation.
The program is free and no registration is necessary.