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Friday, September 22, 2017
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Agrippa Hull Enlists

On this day in 1777, Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black man from the Berkshire County town of Stockbridge, signed on to serve in the Continental Army for the duration of the Revolutionary War. The 18-year-old was one of over 5,500 men of color — free and slave — to fight for American independence. Blacks were eager to serve, despite the fact...
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