Unlike the Continental Army, the Navy recruited both free and enslaved blacks from the very start of the Revolutionary War — partly out of desperation for seamen of any color, and partly because many blacks were already experienced sailors, having served in British and state navies, as well as on merchant vessels in the North and the South.
January 27, 2017 10:10 pm
The “talented tenth”. That’s who W.E.B. Du Bois thought would make the difference for black people of the United States. The success of writers, poets and musicians in the Harlem Renaissance