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Lecture on “They Were Good Soldiers: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army”

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Bucks County historian John U. Rees will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, September 13 at 2 PM to present a free lecture on his book: ‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783.

Rees 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.

The lecture is free and will be held in the Visitor Center auditorium.

Registration is required and opens August 1. Call the Visitor Center at 215-493-4076 to register.



September 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Washington Crossing Historic Park – Visitor Center & Historic Village
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States


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