By Nancy I. Sanders
Age nine and up
History books are replete with heroic tales of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, yet what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America’s Black Founders celebrates the lesser recognized yet major lives and contributions of our nation’s early African American leaders. Many understand that the progressive War’s first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was once killed on the Boston bloodbath. yet a long way fewer recognize that the ultimate clash of the conflict, the conflict of Yorktown, used to be hastened to a end by way of James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and secret agent who suggested the conflict plans of common Cornwallis to George Washington.
Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of fellows and women—soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, retailers, medical professionals, and different neighborhood leaders—who have earned right reputation one of the founders of the USA of the USA. To get a greater experience of what those participants finished and the days during which they lived, readers will have fun structure Day, cook dinner colonial meals, submit a newspaper, petition their govt, and extra. This useful source additionally incorporates a time line of vital occasions, an inventory of historical websites to go to or discover on-line, and net assets for extra learn.
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Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-1308 23 (clockwise from the right) British warships landing their troops at Boston. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-134241 Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre. Used with Permission of Documenting the American South, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Faneuil Hall, Boston, where the body of Crispus Attucks and another hero of the Boston Massacre lay in state.
Past Company Commander, Lexington Minute Men Local militias had been organized to protect towns throughout the colonies. When the call to arms had first spread throughout the countryside, many brave men, both black and white, signed up to serve as Minutemen. In Lexington, Massachusetts, Prince Estabrook joined the ranks of Minutemen. 37 On to Concord Prince Estabrook (or Easterbrooks) (c. 1740-1830) š P atriot. Minuteman. Founding Father. Prince Estabrook shouldered his musket and drilled with the Lexington Minutemen just outside of Boston on Lexington Green.
Hammon lived on Long Island, New York, in the home of rich merchants. Enslaved for his entire life, he worked for several generations of the family as a clerk and a bookkeeper. He pursued a higher cause, however. He worked hard at extra jobs until he earned enough money to purchase his own Bible. He sprinkled the verses of his poetry with verses of Scripture. His poem, An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatley, praises her for her strong and devout faith. Probably his most famous and well-known publication was An Address to the Negroes in the State of New York.