A former slave named Salem Poor rallies the American militia fighters at Bunker Hill

A former slave named Salem Poor rallies American Minute Men at Bunker Hill.

Born a slave in the late 1740s, Salem Poor managed to buy his freedom in 1769 for 27 pounds, which represented a year’s salary for the typical working man. He married Nancy, a free African-American woman, and they had a son.

That’s a 1975 stamp which was a commemoration to him.


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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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8 Responses to A former slave named Salem Poor rallies the American militia fighters at Bunker Hill

  1. harry henrick says:

    Many people do not know this

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Helaine says:

    Thank you, I have been interested in this segment of American history since watching The Book of Negros on PBS. I’ve just been searching for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I have discovered so far. There aren’t much written about African Americans involvement in establishing, fighting and defending this country. Slavery is about all you can find from the Revolutionary era. Things like this debunk the way history is taught in schools.


  3. Pablo says:

    Things like this are why black people are protesting. They are tired of the same old-same old. Just last week a man named Jacob Blake was shot seven times and it doesn’t take that many bullets to kill anything. White Americans and Immigrants act as thus they are who built this country when in truth it was built on the backs of slaves like Mr. Poor. African Americans have shed blood for America in every war. The wars couldn’t have been won without us but yet we have to turn around and fight a racist system. An implementation designed to keep us locked out of the wealth of this nation. What’s rightfully ours.


    • Thank you Pablo, you are right. There would be no United States had not been for the valuable contributions and forced labors of African Americans. Had many places had to pay wages they wouldn’t accumulated so much wealth.


  4. Crest says:

    Hello, as the other person said. This is what all the protesting and such is all about. People giving their all to help build a nation that refuse to let them be free.


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