Posted on 13 February 2013.
It was during the War of Independence in the colony of America that Britain gained herself these unlikely allies. Black loyalists fought for Britain against the American colonists. Free blacks were joined by thousands of slaves who had been promised freedom and land by Britain if they joined in this battle. The idea of British ...
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Posted on 03 October 2011.
(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — It took nearly two hundred years but New Bedford now has a lasting tribute to Captain Paul Cuffe in the form of a park, dedicated today in his honor at the southern foot of historic Johnny Cake Hill.
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was the free-born son of an African father and a Native ...
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Posted on 24 September 2010.
John Conteh was born in Liverpool in 1951, to an Irish mother and Sierra Leonean father. He was raised in a rough neighbourhood, and his father encouraged him to box at the Kirkby Athletic Club when he was 10 to keep him from joining the local gangs. John excelled in boxing, ...
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Posted on 16 October 2009.
Olaudah Equiano, later to be known as (Gustavus Vassa) was born in what is today, Nigeria. Kidnapped from his African village at the age of eleven, and sold to a Virginia planter.
He was later bought by a British naval Officer, Captain Pascal, as a present for his cousins in London.
Equiano bought his freedom after ten ...
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