The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8

When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice.

The Declaration of Independence even opens with the idea that “all men are created equal.” But it turns out, the war wasn’t being fought on behalf of “all men.”

The war was mainly about freedom for white colonists, and liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness didn’t apply to the Black people living in the British colonies.

During the war, Black people took up arms on both sides of the conflict, and today we’re going to learn how and why they participated.

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