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  • Hubert Gaddy

    Peter Salem, A Revolutionary War Veteran And Hero Of The Battle Of Bunker Hill, Died On This Date, In 1816. Read More, In Today's BLACK IN TIME Blog!! http://www.blackintime.info/1/post/2012/08/petersalemdiesat-b-hill.html

  • Communities Digital News

    The contributions of Black Americans to America's independence and the country should never be forgotten and should be recognized and revered as well.

  • Michele Brock

    Should Black Americans celebrate Independence Day? | Washington Times Communities

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