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.