African-American freedom fighter

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- opinion.inquirer.net | 3 months ago

On June 12, 1898, the first democratic Republic outside of the Western Hemisphere was established in Asia, the result of a revolution that overthrew Spanish rule after centuries of colonial domination.

It was a short-lived Republic with many heroes who fought against the new colonizer bent on annexing the Philippine Islands as part of a global economic empire. Not all the freedom fighters were Filipinos.

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