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(Registration Closed) Virtual Lecture on “They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army”
September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Bucks County historian John U. Rees will give a free virtual lecture on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM. This lecture will be held over Zoom.
Registration has closed.
Rees’s lecture will discuss his book: ‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783. He will discuss the experiences of free and enslaved soldiers of color during America’s war for independence. Use of the veterans’ pension narratives allows them to tell their stories and provides insights into their lives before, during and after the Revolutionary War.
A Bucks County resident, Mr. Rees has researched and written about the day-to-day life and experiences of the average soldier and has presented his work to the public through his work as a reenactor for many years.
This lecture will be recorded and made available on YouTube following the presentation on September 13.