Coming from Cameroon and landing in America in chains, Ishmael Titus fought for another young man and earned his freedom by doing such during the American Revolutionary War. A new Freedom Medal will be awarded in his name.
Mount: African Americans during the Revolutionary War. This was Salem Poor with a rifle in his hand, showing he's a soldier in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Many of the black soldiers were slaves and Patriots. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/salem-poor-original-patriot
Portrait Of An African American Man:: Josuha Johnson. JOSUHA JOHNSTON (sometimes Johnston) (c.1763 – c.1824) was an African-American painter from the Baltimore area, the son of a white man and a black slave woman. He received his freedom in 1782 and began advertising; stating himself as a portrait painter and limner as of 1796.
Rosalyn P. Sterling Scott, M.D., is the first African American woman to be trained in thoracic surgery, the first African American woman to be granted membership in the Society of University Surgeons, and the first Mary A. Fraley Cardiovascular Surgical Research Fellow at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.
Ratification of the treaty of Paris, 1783. The British delegation refused to pose for the picture. Benjamin West, American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain, 1783-1784, London, England. (oil on canvas, unfinished sketch)