John Chavis: An American Story

African Americans in North Carolina joined the fight for America’s independence. John Chavis fought in the Revolutionary War and became an educator who taught some of North Carolina’s most influential leaders. Injustice and prejudice would change his fate, but not his fight for liberty for all.

Learn how this African American hero contributed to his nation in our North Carolina Museum of History's video series, A Storied Past: North Carolina’s African American History.

Producer: Melody Hunter-Pillion. NC State University Public History

Music: Kevin MacLeod