RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man who wants the U.S. government to build a monument to blacks who fought in the Revolutionary War is asking North Carolina counties and towns to approve a resolution in support of the effort.
Maurice Barboza founded Liberty Fund DC, which supports building a monument off the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
He started by asking local government officials in the 1st Congressional District to sign resolutions in support of the monument because more blacks tied to the war lived in that area than any other in North Carolina. On Friday, 27 counties in 11 other congressional districts received the information, and he planned to send the information to state leaders Monday.
Barboza says it's important that Americans know all of their history, not just part.