Inside the Vault: Enslaved Men, Soldiers, Freemen: The Experience of Black Patriots After the Revolution
Over 5,000 Black men served in the Continental Army. Many were enslaved men who were promised freedom for their service. But what happened to them after the war?
Join us on October 29 as we explore unique documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection that record the service of Black soldiers in the Continental Army and reveal their post-war experiences. We will also discuss the challenges of researching the lives of these men. We will be using documents to investigate the lives and military service of:
- Cuffee Saunders
- Romeo Smith
- Peter Kiteredge
Join our curators, Mandel Holland, History Teacher at Woodlands Middle High School in Hartsdale, NY, and Meecah, principal standby in the Philip Tour of "Hamilton," on Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) to learn the fascinating story behind these documents.
This event is for teachers, students, families, and everyone with an interest in American history.
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