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This image depicts the book cover of They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783 by John Rees. The title and the author’s name are written on the bottom of the image in front of a green background the tip of the book cover is a painting of five African American soldiers all in various states of firing and positioning their rifles across a field to an army of British redcoats. One African American solder is on bended knee. To the right of the soldiers is a white Army officers with his arm extended toward the British soldiers. The picture depicts the white army officer instructing the African Americans to fire toward the enemy.

They Were Good Soldiers

In these excerpts from John Rees, Black veterans share details of their service, emancipation, and freedom in the midst of revolutionary ferment.
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These Truths

Read an excerpt from Jill Lepore's book, These Truths: A History of the United States.
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Patriots of Color Archive: Black and Indigenous Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

The Museum's new archive features nearly 200 rare documents bearing the names of Black and Native American soldiers who served during the Revolutionary War.
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Only Two Months Left to See Groundbreaking Special Exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, On View Through Nov. 26

Only two months remain to see the Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which runs through Nov. 26, 2023, exclusively at the Museum.
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This image depicts the book cover of Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence by Alan Gilbert. The main title of the book is written on the left side of the book cover while the secondary title is written in a box on the top right of the cover. The portrait shows a Black patriot firing his rifle. He is surrounded by Redcoats. One redcoat is holding another who has been shot. There are gun shot wounds on his chest and his body is limp.

Black Patriots and Loyalists

This excerpt from Alan Gilbert details the creation of one of one of the most distinguished regiments comprised of both white and black soldiers.
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This image depicts the book cover of Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty. The bottom of the book covers is a map of the world in red. The top of the book cover is an image of a man’s right eye and his nose. Behind his face is the extension of the map from the bottom.

Epic Journeys of Freedom

Read this excerpt from Cassandra Pybus that personalizes the wartime stories of black men and women who fled their American masters to seek freedom.
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Book cover for Brothers in Liberty features the book title in yellow on a red background in the middle of the cover with the subtitle right below in white.

Brothers in Liberty

Read an excerpt from Phillip Thomas Tucker's book, Brothers in Liberty: The Forgotten Story of the Free Black Haitians Who Fought for American Independence.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Jessica Millward

Watch the Museum's archived video of Jessica Millward's January 2021 virtual discussion on her book, Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland.
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Black Founders Glossary

This glossary provides definitions that may be useful as you explore the Black Founders: The Fortens of Philadelphia teacher resources, big ideas, and primary sources.
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On the left a close-up image of the James Forten portrait. On the right, an image from a microscope of the same painting.

Conserving Black Founders: How Artifact Conservation Brought an Exhibition to Life

Read from five conservators who worked on conserving artifacts ahead of being displayed in the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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