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First Heroes for Freedom

 
by Marcia Bjerregaard
Illustrations by Marty Jones
(c) 2000 Silver Moon Press
 
First Heroes for Freedom tells the story of Cuff, a 15 year old slave who lives on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island in the year 1778. One night his owners send him on a journey to enlist with the First Rhode Island Regiment, a military company comprised primarily of slaves purchased by the Continental Army under George Washington. While serving in the First Rhode Island, Cuff begins to learn the meaning of freedom. Several of the Black soldiers were free Black men, and land owners; a dream Cuff had never imagined possible.
 
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