Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The late James Blackwell, Pvt, U.S. Army, is the only confirmed African American Spanish-American War veteran known to have lived in Onslow County, North Carolina.
Until officially researched by myself, through Resurrection Mission, his legacy was only known to a few of his direct descendents.
Let us take a moment to ponder the social actions of Pvt. Blackwell's day and try to understand his reasons for serving a Country to protect certain Freedoms that he did not have the right to use for himself.
Semper Fi !
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