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The War of 1812

Blacks in the War

Clip | 5m 29s

Black men, including many refugee slaves seeking freedom, served with the British Army and Navy during the War. After the war, many of these men were resettled to Nova Scotia, and to Trinidad, where the 'Merican community still exists today.

Aired: 10/10/12

Rating: TV-PG

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