What did black women do during the American Revolutionary War?

Some of the first accounts of black participation in the American military appear in the memoirs of Lucy Terry Prince (1730-1821).

Prince, considered to be the first African American poet, tells of black women who disguised themselves as men to fight against the British in the Revolutionary War.

Black women and white women often worked together during the war, taking care of the wounded on the battlefields and operating the farms, homes, and businesses left behind.

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