Near Valley Forge in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Patriots of African Descent
during the Valley Forge encampment,
"Throughout these historic and hallowed campsites were courageous Black patriots who participated in the nation's bitter fight for independence."
Charles L. Blockson, Historian
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,
Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter,
June 19, 1993
Erected 1993 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Location. 40° 6.25′ N, 75° 26.033′ W. Marker is near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 23 one mile west of U.S. 422, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the Valley Forge National Historic Park, about half a mile north and west of the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Forge PA 19481, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Patriots Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loyal Patriots of Valley Forge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterman's Monument (approx. ľ mile away); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. half a mile away); Varnumís Brigade Varnumís Quarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiersí Huts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Log City (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Forge.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service: Patriots of African Descent Monument. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Delta Sigma Theta. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Cal Massey, Phil Sumpter, Project Cherish, National Park Service
Categories. • African Americans • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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