“The Purest Sons of Liberty” Teaser

Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a Polish expatriate who assisted the Continental Army in many ways during the American Revolutionary War. During his time with the Continental Army his aide de camp was Agrippa Hull, a free-born African-American man. In his will,…

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Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a Polish expatriate who assisted the Continental Army in many ways during the American Revolutionary War. During his time with the Continental Army his aide de camp was Agrippa Hull, a free-born African-American man. In his will, he left over $12,000 in back pay for his time in the Continental Army and 500 acres of land in Ohio, his reward for his war service to Thomas Jefferson to use “in purchasing negroes from among his own as [well as] any others,” “giving them liberty in my name,” and “giving them an education in trades and otherwise.” This is a teaser for our episode explores the friendship of Hull and Kosciuszko as well as why Kosciuszko wrote his will and what happened with it.

Produced by Self-Evident Education in association with Rainlake with the gracious support of our donors

Executive Producer: Michael Lawrence-Riddell

Writers: Kim Connell, Alexandre Echeverri, Michael Lawrence-Riddell, Precious Musa, Jared Bridgeman, and Sanidhya Sharma

Producer + Senior Editor: Kim Connell
Producer: Alexandre Echeverri
Animator: Derrick Dent
Camera Operation: Mike O’Donnell, Aaron Brokenbough, Brian Ness, Michael Lawrence-Riddell
Graphics Design: Gianluca Magurno, Elena Scilinguo
Story Consultants: Ousmane Power-Greene, Bayeté Ross Smith, and Daniel Lawren

Jared Bridgeman AKA Akrobatik: Musician, Professor at UMass Boston
Graham Hodges: Professor at Colgate University, Author of:
Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Thaddeus Kosciusko, and Agrippa Hull. A tale of three patriots, two revolutions, and a tragic betrayal of freedom in the new nation
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow: Social Change Arhitect, President: Weekes In Advance Enterprises
Joshua Hall: Asst. Curator and Genealogist, Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives
Simon Relph: Voice of Thomas Jefferson
Adam Żejmo: Voice of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Paten Locke, Che AM: Original Music

Special thanks: National Archive, Library of Congress, Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives, National Park Service—Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Audio Networks

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