Paoli Battlefield Revolutionary Lecture Series
African Americans in the Revolution
presented by Joe Becton and Noah Lewis.
Joe Becton was a Marine, Park Ranger at Independence National Park, Counselor, Teacher, Musician, and Director of Visitor Services at Fort Mifflin. Noah Lewis is a Living History Presenter portraying Edward “Ned” Hector, a black colonial soldier, Wagoneer, and Respected Patriot Hero. Both will present the dilemma the African Americans faced of joining the fight as either a loyalist or patriot.