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Blacks in the Revolutionary War
5,000 blacks served in the Revolutionary War.
Image provided by Herbert Clark
1st black soldier to die for freedom in the Revolutionary War.
A famous slave poet.
Published 1st Almanac for Farmers, was appointed by Thomas Jefferson to lay out design for The Capital building in Washington, D.C., created the first clock to chime every hour.
Built by free blacks and slave labor.
John Plumbe, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Built by slave labor.
Jet Lowe, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons