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  • Maurice A. Barboza, whose great-great-grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War, is leading an effort to build a memorial to black patriots on the Mall. (Associated Press)

    Tribute to black fighters in Revolutionary War advances

    A long-delayed proposal to establish a national memorial in Washington to honor the 5,000 free blacks and slaves who fought as soldiers and sailors during the Revolutionary War got a congressional boost Tuesday when it was passed as part of a massive Senate defense spending bill.

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