In an age when the color of one’s skin could legally allow discrimination or enslavement, hundreds of Black men and boys volunteered – or were forced to fight – on either side at the battles of Saratoga during the American Revolution.
The Saratoga County History Center will host “Brave and Gallant: Black and African-American Military Men at the Battle of Saratoga,” a program set for Tuesday, March 14th at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center.
Military historian Eric Schnitzer will speak about the British, Hessians and Americans fought in the Battles of Saratoga, nearly 400 of whom were Black.
This program will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $10. Reservations are recommended and can be completed by calling (518) 238-0809 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center is located at 2 Museum Lane, in Waterford. For more information visit the Saratoga County History Center website.
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