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The 2011 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution

The National Society Sons of the American Revolution

presents
 

The 2011 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution

Slavery & Liberty:

Black Patriots of the American Revolution

June 24-26, 2011
 
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Crispus Attucks. Agrippa Hull. James Forten. The First Rhode Island Regiment. These are not the typical heroes one thinks of when one thinks of the American Revolution. And yet, they were all heroes – they were all black patriots of the American Revolution. John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, promised liberty for slaves who left their patriot masters and enlisted in the British Army. But in spite of this and other, similar offers from the British, thousands of African Americans stepped forward to serve the cause of American liberty and independence as regulars, militiamen, poets, preachers and privateers. From Lexington to Yorktown, wherever patriots fought for American liberty, black patriots were among them. What motivated these individuals? What characterized their experiences? What resulted from their efforts?
 
The 2011 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution will explore these and other facets of Black Patriots of the American Revolution.
 
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