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Blacks in the War

  • Aired: 10/10/2012
  • 05:29
  • Rating: TV-PG
Black men, including many refugee slaves seeking freedom, served with the British Army and Navy during the War. After the war, many of these men were resettled to Nova Scotia, and to Trinidad, where the 'Merican community still exists today.
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Black soldiers and sailors in the War of 1812.
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The War of 1812 has been made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities, with funding provided by Wilson Foundation Warren and Barbara Goldring, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Phil Lind.
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