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August 2001
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Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People

This site from Canada's Digital Collections explores the role that black loyalists played in the Revolutionary War.
This site is set in frames, but a no-frames version is available. The layout has a consistent color scheme and black-and-white illustrations.
Five major areas make up the site: Our Story, People, Communities, Documents, and Loyalists Now. These areas are indexed on the left side of all pages.
This site tells the story of a group of freed and escaped slaves, the black loyalists, who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War. The Communities section contains maps and descriptions of the black communities. The People section gives illustrated short biographies of religious leaders, spokesmen, settlers, and a few influential whites. The Documents section presents primary sources, including letters and personal documents, official papers, and proclamations that reveal the quality of life for these people. This is a great site to add to your Black History Month curriculum.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
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