Patriots of African Descent

The Patriots of African Descent Monument is a granite block with carved text and a bronze bas-relief. The bronze relief depicts three soldiers of African descent, one facing left, one facing right, and one in the middle facing straight ahead. They are all wearing what appear to be Revolutionary War military uniforms, each holds a rifle in proper military style. The three soldiers depicted in the bronze relief look well disciplined and proud. On the back of the monument another reaffirms why the monument is there with the words: “In Honor of the PATRIOTS OF AFRICAN DESCENT who served, suffered and sacrificed during the Valley Forge Encampment 1777-1778.”

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Last updated: April 13, 2016

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