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February 13

Building on the American Heritages Series: African American Patriots

Prepare to be captivated as we dive into a revealing exploration of the unsung Black heroes from America's inception. We're not just revisiting the familiar tales; we're expanding the panorama of history to spotlight the Black patriots who courageously fought in battles like Bunker Hill and Yorktown, and we're bringing to light the pioneering Black officials such as Wentworth Cheswell and Thomas Hercules. Their stories challenge the common narrative and remind us of a rich heritage that intertwines Black inventors, scientists, and politicians like Robert Smalls and Hiram Rhodes Revels with the very fabric of our nation's legacy. Venture with us into the 18th century to celebrate Benjamin Banneker, an African American polymath whose brilliance in astronomy caught the attention of Thomas Jefferson. Our discourse on the nuanced positions of the founding fathers on slavery unveils a complex tapestry of beliefs and actions, punctuated by the contributions of both Black and white Americans in the pursuit of independence.  The episode reaches a poignant crescendo with the tale of James Armistead, whose espionage proved invaluable to the American victory at Yorktown. Witness the impact of his daring intelligence gathering and the lasting friendship with Marquis de Lafayette, symbolizing the unity and commitment that powered the revolution. We close with a touching reunion in Richmond, a moment that encapsulates the enduring bonds created in the pursuit of freedom. Join us in this tribute to those who have shaped America, as we share these deeply moving and often overlooked chapters of our nation's past. Support the show

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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Charting the Course for Truth – Bold Leadership in the Education Sector

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