Slave and Revolutionary War Spy James Lafayette

Katherine Egner Gruber talked about slave and Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette. Working for French General Marquis de Lafayette,… read more

Katherine Egner Gruber talked about slave and Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette. Working for French General Marquis de Lafayette, enslaved volunteer James Lafayette posed as an escaped slave to infiltrate British camps. Ms. Gruber described how Lafayette gained the trust of Benedict Arnold and British General Cornwallis, and how the information he gathered helped the American cause at the decisive Battle of Yorktown in 1781. close

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Slave and Revolutionary War Spy James Lafayette

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Program ID:
415962-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 22, 2016 | 10:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 29, 2017 | 1:41pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 22, 2016 | 10:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2016 | 4:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 24, 2016 | 2:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2016 | 4:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 11, 2016 | 6:35pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 12, 2016 | 6:36am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 29, 2017 | 1:41pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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