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African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution

This program will be hosted on Zoom.

One of the most interesting aspects of the American Revolution is the role played by African Americans in the fight for independence. Both free African Americans and those that were enslaved were key in manning state militias and Continental Army units, as well as serving on the high seas in the Navy and on privately armed ships. Indeed, their service to the colonies was crucial in a conflict that lasted nearly seven years. Prohibited from serving in military units and largely considered "undesirable elements," how is it that these African-American soldiers came to fight for the cause of liberty, even when their own personal liberty was not guaranteed? Glenn Knoblock examines the history of African-American soldiers' service during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, service on the battlefields, how they were perceived by the enemy and the officers under whom they served, and their treatment after the war.

This Program is Sponsored by NH Humanities

 Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82191024499?pwd=Mk53YmwyM0dNS0twUWgraWJIczdydz09

Meeting ID: 821 9102 4499
Passcode: 703030

Room Reservation: 
Wednesday, February 09
Program Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Derry Public Library
Contact Name: 
Liz Ryan
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432-6140
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lizr@derrypl.org
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