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Surname 1 Surname: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date: History of African Americans to 1900 Identification The Boston Massacre occurred in 1770. During the incident, a group of British soldiers let loose a volley of shots killing people; among them was Crispus Attucks. The incident helped to galvanize public animosity towards the British authorities. The Black Loyalists were a group of African Americans who joined the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. The Black Loyalists are important because they led to the elimination of slavery in North America. Griots were traditional storytellers, musicians, historians, poets, and praise singers. They are important because they presided over memorials and recounted life stories. They were also perceived societal leaders because of their traditional roles as advisors. The Triangular Trade refers to the trade that occurred between England, Africa, and America. The trade was important because it helped to resolve the trade disparities between the three regions. Carter G. Woodson was an African-American author and historian, popularly known as the ‘Father of Black History Month.’ Woodson was the first Black to get a doctorate from Harvard and the first academician to study the African-American history.
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Surname 2 George Washington Williams was a clergyman, lawyer, American Civil War soldier, lecturer, historian, and politician. He is important because he was the first person to write a quantitatively and systematically researched history of the black population in the U.S. Slave codes were sets of rules, which were established to define the status of slaves as their owners’ property. The slave codes were important because they prevented the rebellion from the slaves. Denmark Vasey was a skilled carpenter and an African American leader in South Carolina. He is important because he was suspected and sentenced instigator the ‘rising,’ a major would-be slave revolution in 1822. Gabriel Prosser was a well-educated, incarcerated blacksmith who led the unsuccessful slave rebellion in Richmond in 1800. He is important because of his role in the abortive revolt. Jemmy was an Angolan slave, who believed to have led the Stono rebellion in 1739. He led a group of twenty African slaves from the Kingdom of Kongo, in a walk carrying weapons from the Stono River. Jemmy is important because of his leadership role in the rebellion. John Punch was an African slave who lived in the Colony of Virginia during the 17th century. He is significant because historians consider him the first person to be sentenced to slavery in the English colonies. St. Augustine city is located in the southeastern parts of the United States in northeastern Florida. It is the oldest endlessly inhabited European-established settlement in the U.S. The city is essential because it was home to the first African community in the United States.
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