James Forten

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James Forten, a free African American in Philadelphia, joins the United States’ fight for freedom on the high sea. After the Revolutionary War ended, Forten became a business owner and used his wealth to help in the struggle of equality within America. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading, 2005)

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