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Near Valley Forge in Chester 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.
 
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
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
(approx. half a mile away); 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 AmericansHeroesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
"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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,725 times since then and 55 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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