Black Founding Fathers

Black people were among the Founding Fathers who helped create this country. One Black man, in particular, is credited with possibly winning the American Revolution War.

Founder’s Fridays

On 5-28-2010, Fox News and Glenn Beck, a conservative political commentator,  highlighted black heroes to our nation’s founding that history has forgotten  during an episode of Founders’ Fridays.

Glenn Beck posed the question, “why would our schools leave all this history out?”

Dr. Carter G. Woodson partial answered that question in 1933 with his book, “The Mis-education of the Negro,” Woodson stated; “The same educational process which inspires and stimulates the oppressor with the thought that he is everything and has accomplished everything worth while, depresses and crushes at the same time the spark of genius in the Negro by making him feel that his race does not amount to much and never will measure up to the standards of other peoples.”

The book, “The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution,” provides additional information about Peter Salem, Prince Whippel, Prince Estabrook, James Armisted and additional Black men who played major roles in the formation of this country.

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