African Americans in the U.S. Revolutionary War

Janice Lovelace, PhD
Jun 4, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Colonial Times
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Leading to Independence
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Black Minutemen
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Continental Army
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Finding Records of Patriots
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Nearly 10,000 people (mostly men) of African ancestry fought in the Revolutionary War on both sides of the conflict – hoping that freedom from slavery would come with the end of the eight year war. What records exist and how can genealogists discover them?

About the speaker

About the speaker

Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    A lot of very helpful information. Will allow me to follow up on what I learned.

    Dr. Lovelace is a great speaker – I always learn so much when I attend her talks!

    Dr. Lovelace’s presentations are always excellent. Thanks for this new one.

    Excellent history lesson. I have no reason yet discovered to believe an ancestor fought in the Revolutionary war so this webinar broadened my view of American history at a time our society is rewriting history.

    Excellent information and resources.

    Excellent presentation on an important topic.

    Excellent presentation with historical value for current research

    Fantastic topic! Great presentation! Please continue to offer webinars about people from underrepresented groups.

    Good information.

    good to know thanks

    Great and informative presentation

    Great information!

    Great presentation and information. Lots to think about and new leads to follow. Great job!

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Great speaker, excellent presentation.

    Great webinar. Love the history, puts it all in prospective. Will be looking for more webinars by Janice Lovelace!

    I got tons of information and another perspective of who fought in the Revolutionary War, that I didn’t have or think about before. Thank you…

    I have heard Janice Lovelace speak many times, and she always presents information that is new to me.

    Learned a lot. Very interesting historical outline and how & where to research. Thank you!

    Learned quite a bit about who all served in the Revolutionary War and where to find patriots on the DAR website. Interesting.

    New topic for me. Enjoyed the presentation.

    Only caught the last 15 minutes, but it was very informative.

    Provided insight on a topic that I only scratched the surface of on my own. Well done. Thank you!


    Thank you very much..Awesome..

    Thank you!

    Thank you. Great talk.

    Thanks for a grand history experience, Janice.

    This was my first time, I enjoyed it immensely! I’m purchasing a subscription!

    Very educational. A lot of information presented that I was not aware of. Thanks to all involved with putting this on.

    Very enlightened.

    Very Informative!

    Very informative.


    Very interesting and informative webinar!! Not many people think about African Americans in wars other than the Civil War. This would be a great topic for a history lesson!! Thanks very much. I learned a lot from this webinar!!

    Well done.

    WOW, what a great presentation, very educational


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