Thomas Jefferson Knowledge Institute

 


Black Heroes and Leaders
1750-1799
Revolutionary War Period
1800-1859
Pre-Civil War
1860-1899
Civil War and after
1900-1999
Twentieth Century

 

Crispus Attucks: The first person killed in the Revolutionary war, shot by British sodiers in the Boston Massacre of 1770.

James Armistead Lafayette: A slave, he was a double agent for General Lafayette and the Continental Army.