The story of how the original thirteen American colonies broke away from Great Britain and formed the United States is well known. Less well known is how African-Americans felt and what they did during the War of Independence.
Lanning, Michael Lee. “African Americans in the Revolutionary War.” The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2 Oct. 2016, www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/war-for-independence/essays/african-americans-revolutionary-war.
In this proclamation, created on November 7, 1775, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, the governor of Virginia, declares martial law and emancipates all slaves and indentured servants willing to fight for the British.