Little Known Black History Fact: Daughters of the American Revolution

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As in the case of the Jamaica Queens, NY chapter of the DAR, more black women are joining the group, recognizing the contribution of their descendants to the war.

In 2008, the Daughters of the American Revolution released the publication, “Forgotten Patriots” to document the history of non-white patriots.

Because the organization’s application does not ask for racial background, the Daughters of the American Revolution apparently has not indication as to how many of its members are non-white or of mixed-race heritage.

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  2. Please know that the new DAR chapter, although organized by a woman of color, is not a black chapter. Only 5 of the 13 present members are black. It is also not a Jamaica Queens chapter, but composed of a group interested in history, preservation and patriotism. We alternately meet in Long Island City, Flushing and at the Prospect Cemetery chapter on the grounds of York College pictured above. Please correct your records. How could your report be so filled with errors?

  3. I won my first essay contest in 5th grade. The contest was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. I never knew who the DAR was until I was old enough to really care about anything other than the fact that I won. I’m glad to see that the organization now has faces that look like mine.

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