Where African American History Is American History
July 4, 2022

That Time Black America Helped Birth A Nation

That Time Black America Helped Birth A Nation

How did Black America help birth a nation? In this special episode of the Black Is America podcast, we explore the story of the known patriots like Crispus Attucks and also some of the lesser-known ones like Peter Salem and Salem Poor. We also make...


How did Black America help birth a nation?

In this special episode of the Black Is America podcast, we explore the story of the known patriots like Crispus Attucks and also some of the lesser-known ones like Peter Salem and Salem Poor. We also make the case why the 4th of July is very important to Black America. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How George Washington felt about enslaved black people serving in the Continental Army
  • Why Crispus Attucks was in the front of the crowd at the Boston Massacre 
  • How Black America saved soldiers a Valley Forge 

Sources to create this episode come from History.com, Blackpast.com, Battlefield.org, and National Park Service at nationalparkservice.gov.

Scenes from Good Times are courtesy of Tandem Productions and Sony Pictures Television.