This picture book for children, written and illustrated by Kate Salley Palmer, is a collection of well-researched stories about black patriots who distinguished themselves in helping the colonies gain independence.

Did you know that during the Revolutionary War over 5,000 African Americans fought in the Continental Army?  General George Washington call his force of Continentals his “mixed multitude”.  Did you know that the first American to die for independence from Great Britain was black? His name was Crispus Attucks, and he, along with four other patriots, died in the “Boston Massacre” in 1770.

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