"Brave and Gallant": African American Military Men at Saratoga Online
This program looks at the nature of military service performed by African Americans in the Continental Amy and militias during the American War for Independence (1775-1783). Particular focus is given to some of the outstanding heroes who served in the 1777 Battles of Saratoga. The 1777 Battle of Normanskill will also be addressed, as will the service of the famed Rhode Island Regiment in upstate New York at the end of the war.
Eric Schnitzer has worked at Saratoga National Historical Park since 1997, becoming Park Ranger/Military Historian in 2000. An artist, Eric's drawings can be seen in various history books including Karen Cook Bell's Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America (Cambridge UP, 2021). He and his wife, Jenna, live in an 18th-century house in the White Creek Historic District near Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, N.Y.
- Wednesday, April 26, 2023
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Reasonable Accommodation: Please let us know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least 1 week prior to the program date by calling 518-474-2274.
More information: For more information about these programs, call at 518-474-2274, or send an email to NYSLTRN@nysed.gov.