I became interested in African-American history some years ago while participating in a Black History Month initiative. What I discovered is that there is a lot of emphasis on black history beginning with the civil rights movement in the 1960's, but very little on how African-Americans influenced the future of the United States, even before the slaves were freed. I have written, and will continue to write editorials about the black influence on the founding of this country. The ones I have already completed, are listed below.___________________________________________
The story of a slave who lived on a Delaware Plantation prior to the Civil War. This man left his mark on both Delaware and the Philadelphia area.
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WHY ARE THE MAJORITY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS ALIGNED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY?
An escaped slave who proved that the
U. S. Constitution was not a racist document
1725 - 1807
I bet you've never heard this before!
1746 - 1817
The first African/American to be elected to public office; and it was in an all white community, nearly a hundred years before the Civil War.
THE LONE RANGER WAS A BLACK MAN!
Does that surprise you?
MY FAMILY TREE
I found some stuff in our family tree; and I am ashamed.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO
Without him the Battle of Bunker Hill would have been lost.
He received 14 military commendations, and was recognized by the Continental Congress and several state legislatures.
Abandoned by his slave parents
Served in the New England Minutemen Malitia
Was one of 3 black men in the Green Mt. Boys
Served under George Washington
Pastored 4 all-white churches during his ministry
FANNY LOU HAMER
Civil Rights Activist and
Woman of Faith