America's Black Founders Book with 21 Activities
History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America‚Äôs Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation‚Äôs early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary War‚Äôs first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was killed at the Boston Massacre. But far fewer know that the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Yorktown, was hastened to a conclusion by James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and spy who reported the battle plans of General Cornwallis to George Washington.