A black sailor in the American Revolution

A black sailor in the American Revolution

This African American sailor, whose portrait here was painted during the American Revolution, wears the uniform of a sailor in the navy rather than of one on a private ship.

For more on Africans and African Americans in the American Revolution go to:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2narr4.html

https://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/african_americans.html

A black sailor in the American Revolution
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