Part Two by Malanna Henderson
A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do.
At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of war aboard the notorious British prison ship, the HMS Jersey, anchored in New York. Like nearly all of his fellow inmates who perished or survived the horrific tribulation, he remained loyal to the patriot cause in the face of death. Continue reading “Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free – James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten”