Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War

Historical Fiction Uses Genealogy to Trace African American and Native
American Connections. Geared Toward Readers Ages 8 and Up
Learn About America’s Forgotten African-American and Native American Patriots

There were anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 soldiers of African and Native American descent who served under General George Washington in the Continental Forces. Fighting for a country under which they had no legal rights was not an easy road to travel. The stunning new picture book Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part 1 is fiction, as told by a family historian to his greatgrandson about their family’s service as African-Americans during the Revolutionary War. Readers ages 8 and older will be fascinated as they read about a nearly forgotten chapter in American history.

Genealogy is a hot topic. We would all love to know our family history, but it’s not always possible. Sometimes we must depend on oral history passed down through the generations, and many times it fosters questions. Some African American families may have Native American connections. This fascinating historical fiction picture book serves as an example of how such connections and disconnections can be made.

The main characters, Jeremy and his great-grandfather, were in the author’s first book, Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part 1.   This second book, More than One Ancestry: Part 2, fills in more of the blanks of where we come from and who we are.  The story is geared for readers ages 8 and older. It was written to inspire research into our family ties and to foster interest in participating in family reunions. What could be more important?


Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War by Marion T. Lane
There were anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 soldiers of African and Native American descent who served under General George Washington in the Continental Forces.

Fighting for a country under which they had no legal rights was not an easy road to travel. The stunning new picture book Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part 1 is fiction, as told by a family historian to his great-grandson about their family’s service as African-Americans during the Revolutionary War. Readers ages 8 and older will be fascinated as they read about a nearly forgotten chapter in American history.


More Than One Ancestry by Marion T. Lane
In many African American families, there have been discussions about Native American family connections. This historical fiction picture book, More than One Ancestry: Part 2, serves as an example of how such connections and disconnections were made. This informative book was written to inspire research into family ties and to foster interest in family reunions for readers ages 8 and older. 


Meet the Author
Marion T. Lane
is one of the few African American members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Gavel Society and serves as the National President of the Society of Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge. In addition, this retired public school educator is a Board member of the Friends of Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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