The Black Regiment of the American Revolution
Publisher: Apprentice Shop Books, LLC; 3rd edition (2008)
Offered freedom in return for fighting for the patriot cause, slaves rushed to
join the Rhode Island First Regiment. Their "Black Regiment" became one of the finest military units in the Revolutionary War.
"A thoroughly documented, endearing testimony of the roles of African American patriots. I highly recommend this book for young children."
Charles L. Brockson - Temple University
"It is so important for us to hear our history. This book highlights a little known
fact about a proud people's service to this country."
Alma L. Powell - Co-Chair, America's Promise, The Alliance for Youth
"This book reports the heroism of the the Black Regiment, and the recognition is long overdue."
Bruce Sundlun - Former Governor of Rhode Island
"As an African American who appreciates history fully told, I have awaited the day this story of the brave Black Regiment would be known ... by children throughout the country."
Ray Rickman - Rhode Island Public Television