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Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patriots of African Descent

 
 
Patriots of African Descent, inscription, back side of monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 30, 2008
1. Patriots of African Descent, inscription, back side of monument
Inscription.  
who served, suffered and sacrificed
during the Valley Forge encampment,
1776-1778

"Throughout these historic and hallowed campsites were courageous Black patriots who participated in the nation's bitter fight for independence."
Charles L. Blockson, Historian

Dedicated by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,
Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter,
June 19, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1993.
 
Location. 40° 6.25′ N, 75° 26.033′ W. Marker is in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Joseph Plumb Martin Trail (Pennsylvania Route 23) one mile west of U.S. 422, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in the Valley Forge National Historic Park, about half a mile north and west of the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2912 Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Patriots of African Descent Monument, Valley Forge National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 30, 2008
2. Patriots of African Descent Monument, Valley Forge National Historic Park
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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); William White (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterman's Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. half a mile away); Varnum’s Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Advance Redoubt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Protection from Attack (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Merion Township.
 
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
 
"Friends of Project Parish" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 30, 2008
3. "Friends of Project Parish"
Thelma J. Williams, President. Paulette Jones, Chairperson. List of Contributors. (Plaque, back side of monument.)
Three Black Patriots, front side of monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 30, 2008
4. Three Black Patriots, front side of monument
Cal Massey, Artist. Phil Sumpter, Sculptor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,997 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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