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Paths to Freedom: African Americans and the Revolutionary War Student Graphic Organizer

Directions: Use the following organizer to help you compile the main ideas from each primary source.

Document Main Ideas
The Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere, 1770
The Phillipsburg Proclamation, 1779
“Soldiers at the siege of Yorktown,” by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine DeVerger, 1781
“James Armistead Petition to the Virginia General Assembly,” November 30, 1786
Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, 1775
“An act directing the emancipation of certain slaves who have served as soldiers in this state, and for the emancipation of the slave Aberdeen,” Virginia General Assembly, October 20, 1783
George Washington’s Last Will and Testament, July 9, 1799


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