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Topic - Maurice Barboza
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.
Mr. Barboza said passage of the amendment in the Senate ensured it had a good chance to become law in the next couple weeks.
He said in testimony before a Senate committee in 2007 that the "failures had nothing to do with the history or the concept; it had to do with bad management that was in plain view."