Salem Poor

Context: This clip is talking about the historical figure Salem Poor.


Additional Information: Poor was a slave who purchased his freedom before joining the Revolutionary Army. Salem Poor is known for receiving the credit for mortally wounding British Lieutenant Colonel James Abercrombie in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Consider this: How does this clip broaden your understanding of the role African Americans played in the American Revolution?

Clip from American Heroes Channel's The American Revolution section of the website, 2015