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African Americans in the American Revolution
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Committee of Safety
The Black Regiment of Rhode Island
The Battle of Bunker Hill
Establishment of Freetown
The First Book Published by an African-American
'The Book of Negroes'
200 Black Loyalists Successfully Defend Savannah, GA
The United States Congress formally excluded African Americans from military service, allowing only "free able-bodied white male citizens" to serve.
Washington writes a letter to Henry Lee III
Some colonies enacted laws allowing masters to use slaves as substitutes for their sons in battle
Lexington and Concord
A black petition sent to Massachusetts Council and House of Representatives in favor of equality
Brit. Gen. Samuel Birch issued freedom to two slave who had joined the loyalist cause
Sir Henry Clinton Proclomation
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