Answering the Cry for Freedom

Answering the Cry for Freedom

Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

by Gretchen Woelfle, R. Christie
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Hardcover, 239 pages
Price: $19.99

Historical Setting: American Revolution

Even as American Patriots fought for independence from British rule during the Revolutionary War, oppressive conditions remained in place for the thousands of enslaved and free African Americans living in this country. But African Americans took up their own fight for freedom by joining the British and American armies; preaching, speaking out, and writing about the evils of slavery; and establishing settlements in Nova Scotia and Africa. The thirteen stories featured in this collection spotlight charismatic individuals who answered the cry for freedom, focusing on the choices they made and how they changed America both then and now. Includes individual bibliographies and timelines, author note, and source notes.

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