Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywine; artilleryman and slave Austin Dabney; William Lee, the aide and closest companion of George Washington throughout the war; and many others.
Black Heroes of the American Revolution
By Burke Davis (Author)
Paperback: 96 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; REI REP edition (January 2, 1992)