The American Revolution and African Americans
Thousands of African Americans fought in the American War of Independence. Did you know that as many as one-third of Patriot soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill were African Americans? This page is sponsored by Cyberchives.com USA.
Right: Crispus Attucks, first American Patriot to die in the American Revolution
African Americans in the Revolutionary Period
Black Patriots of the American Revolution
by David Barton of Wallbuilders
Black History Issue 2004
African Americans in Military History: List of Print Resources
African Americans in the American Revolution: Washington State University
The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution,
with Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons:
to which is added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans,
by William C. Nell.
The Declaration of Independence: To What Extent Did It Have Meaning for African Americans?
by John Pyne and Gloria Sesso
Reprinted from the OAH Magazine of History 9 (Spring 1995).
Copyright (c) 1995, Organization of American Historians
Africans in America from PBS: General Resources
Rev. Absalom Jones 1746-1818 from the African American Registry
Absalom Jones a force in Black Spirituality
A Petition of Absalom Jones and Others:
Philadelphia 30th of December 1799
Africans in America from PBS: Rev. Lemuel Hayes (1753-1833)
Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833:
A Book Review from the College of William & Mary
Lemuel Hayes: The Heath Anthology of American Literature (Fifth Edition),
courtesy of Houghton-Mifflin Publishers.
Crispus Attucks, American Revolutionary Patriot and
the First to Die in Defense of American Independence
Crispus Attucks: African American History Through the Arts
The Murder of Crispus Attucks: American Treasures of the Library of Congress
Crispus Attucks: Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement at Bridgewater State College
Biography of Crispus Attucks: Crispus Attucks Association
The Gravesite of Crispus Attucks