Sunset series speaker at Cathedral of the Pines

The Cathedral of the Pines continues its sunset series with a program entitled “African American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution” being presented by Glenn Knoblock tonight at 7 p.m.

Knoblock will examine the history of black soldiers during the war, including how and why they enlisted, their interaction with white soldiers, their service on the battlefield and at sea and how they were treated after the war.

Both free and enslaved black were key in populating state militias and the Continental Army, as well as serving in the Navy and on privately armed ships. Their service to the colonies was crucial in a conflict that lasted nearly seven years.

Since he moved to New Hampshire nearly 30 years ago, Knoblock has specialized in researching and writing about a variety of aspects of Granite State history. He has authored 13 books and is an expert in African American military history.

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

For a complete list of programs, events and services, visit www.cathedralofthepines.org.

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