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Monument To Blacks Has Backing In CongressA bill has been submitted to Congress in support of erecting a monument to black solders who fought in the American Revolution. This has been a decades old struggle to get national recognition of the role of the military role of blacks in the fight for independence.
This year the 1St Rhode Island Regiment will hold its' 3RD Commemorative at the Trenton Battle Monument where the first memorial plaque dedicated to black Revolutionary War soldiers was placed three years ago. This plaque was erected by the Sons of the American Revolution of New Jersey, through the efforts of Fred Minus.
Dodd, along with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the bill in the Senate. An identical one was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, D-New Jersey. When lawmakers return from recess, it will be taken up by committees in the Senate. For more information see the Hartford Courant story.