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African American Revolution

By Evelin O., Amber S., Lesile H., and Destiny R.

Evelin O

on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of African American Revolution

African American Perspective
Evelin O., Amber S. Leslie H., Destiny R.
How does rebellion shape perspective?
"American Revolution"
Before The Revolutionary War

Their unchanged lives

African Americans in the American Revolution
One of the
conflict in history
Result of authoritative and political conflict

Dislikes of new imposed laws: action took.
Retaliation -> outrage and action -> war of independence
Fight between the
Even the everyday little child could actually be a secret agent.
(those who were against the british law/rule)
(Those who supported the british rule/law)
Colonist (Patriots) vs. mother country (Britain) for freedom and independence
Almost everyone, even civilians were involved in this war.
However, the white settlers weren't the only ones fighting for freedom,
were as well.
unlike the settlers, they just fought for freedom, what ever side it'd be.
Still Lived as slaves
No knowledge on fighting skills
Basically excluded from the outside world
Social outcasts
African Americans
Crispus Attucks
First killed in the Boston Massacre
First martyr of the American Revolution
Became icon of the anti-slavery movement
Lemuel Haynes
Born from a white mother and a father of some African extraction
Influential African-American religious leader who argued against slavery
Joined the minutemen of Granville
He marched with his militia company following the news of the Battles of Lexington and Concord
The New Perspectives
Gained ideas to fight for themselves; took action
Blacks did not choose either side, and
just fought for freedom
New experience with weaponry
Taught to defend themselves along with basic offensive skills in battle.
Many blacks were taught to read and write in order to prepare for battle or act as "double-agents"
Revolutionary leaders began to be fearful of blacks in armed forces
Learned to work in different areas of fields and gained new knowledge for their own personal good.

Blacks and whites teamed together, contributed to acts against parliament laws
Resulted in British government retaliation
Government opened up more spots for blacks to enter the military, this was later destroyed because of many slaves becoming free.
More legal petitions were sent to the state legislatures in hopes for black freedom. (This was also supported by the whites)
Communication; new groups, churches, and anti-slavery movements
The free African-Americans reserved their “revolutionary tradition” of
social justice, equality, and most of all, freedom.
largest African American Slave revolt
Gained liberation once joining military.
Northern hemisphere; easy on releasing slaves
Southern hemisphere; less lenient on releasing slaves
Increase in social interactions/diversity
Provided protection and hope in war
Earnestly accepted in the military , worked side by side white settlers. (Among the minutemen at Lexington)
Better communication and relationships between whites.
Worked in making/gathering of guns rather than on fields.
Slower rate of social transformation
Were kept trapped at homes
Lived in horrible living quarters
Image of Patriots traveling
Ruling, laws, taxation, etc.
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