Monday, February 17, 2020

Black History Month: Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution, History Channel


Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution
https://www.history.com/specials/black-patriots-heroes-of-the-revolution

Many people don’t know that African Americans played an integral role in the fight for our country’s independence. Anchored by sit down interviews with NBA legend, best-selling author and esteemed activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as numerous esteemed historians and supported with archival material, “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution” will cover both sides of the fight, highlighting black heroes of the American Revolution who stood up against British rule to help establish the United States of America, and, conversely, black loyalists who fought for the Crown—and the promise of freedom. The documentary will also present Abdul-Jabbar’s personal journey, revealing his own unique discovery of important historical figures like Crispus Attucks and others and how they helped change the perception of his own heritage.

'Black Patriots' Were Heroes Of The Revolution — But Not The History Books



The Death of Major Peirsons, painted by John Singleton Copley. Colonel Tye is pictured left from the center.

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