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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Black Founders of the American Revolution

Black Founders of the American Revolution

1789 the US banned territories with slavery from becoming a state

1794 the US banned exportation of slaves

1808 the US banned the importation of slaves (Enacted Law that  was written earlier)
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1820 the US Congress starts repealing
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The Confederate Constitution was about slavery

You couldn't join unless you were a Slave State

You couldn't stay in if you ended slavery

Original Name "The Slave Holding Confederate States of America"
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The last official adress of his excellency George Washington

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The Reverand Apslan Jones (Treated Yellow Fever) & Richard Alan

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia)

Thomas Hercules (A free Negro man) Elected Town Clerk in the Borough of Eafton, Pennsylvania, July 6th 1792

"This we mention as a proof of the growing liberality of the present age, when virtue and worth alone, and not mere colour, or trippery of rank and splendor, begin to recomend a man be recommended for places of trust and confidence."


We had legislatures in texas that were probably 60-70% Black (erased from history)

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The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell (Google Books)















Setting The Record Straight: American history In Black And White by David Barton













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