A Fight for Freedom: Patriots of Color Walking Tour

Between twenty and forty colonists who fought along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775, were of African descent or Indigenous people. Although excluded from required militia service prior to the war, these individuals of color were the first of many to take up arms between 1775 and 1783.

By the end of the conflict, an estimated 5,500 African and Indigenous  men served on the colonial side. Unfortunately, systemic racism and historical bias have erased or buried many records of Black and Indigenous people who played a prominent role in the founding of the United States. In this 90 minute walking tour we will examine the known history and stories of these Patriots of Color who fought for freedom locally both during the American Revolution and beyond. Minuteman National Park, Robbins House and Concord Visitors Center staff will lead this tour examining the incredible stories of individuals who risked everything during their struggle for liberty, equality, and freedom for all.
Tour meets at the North Bridge Lower Lot at 1 p.m.  All ages are welcome.
This walking tour  is  co-ponsored by Minuteman National Park, The Robbins House,  and The Concord Visitors Center as a Concord250 Event
Donations in support of Black History Month in Concord maye be made to The Robbins House here:  https://robbinshouse.org/donate/
Learn More about Patriots of Color HERE

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