Mega Diversities – Web Magazine

 

 


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THE TALENTED


AUTHOR/HOST/PRODUCER




PATRICK RILEY


 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Riley’s family is originally from historical Savannah, Georgia. In 1779 during the Battle of Savannah some 3, 500 French soldiers, 800 volunteer troops (outnumbering the American troops) from the island Saint-Domingue, Hispaniola (the former name of Haiti) together with men from other French Caribbean colonies (like Guadeloupe and Martinique) allied with the American Revolutionary forces to fight the British—the first American colonist (considered a martyr) killed on March 5th 1770 in this war was the Black man, Crispus Attucks who escaped slavery (this event became known as the Boston Massacre). In 2007 a memorial statue was erected in Savannah in honor of Haitians’ contribution.

 

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