This online experience is presented by the National Archives Foundation

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Though 20% of the Continental population was Black, Black soldiers made up only 5% of the Continental Army. Edward “Ned” Hector will talk about his experience as a Black member of the Continental Army and why he fought for American independence. If you have questions, they’ll be answered in the Q & A with Hector moderated by Patrick Madden.

Want to learn more about African Americans' military service? Breanne Robertson tells us more in this follow up session. Sara Lyons Davis leads a drum-making craft activity so you can call your own army into battle!