Black Men Power: Andrew York



Andrew York, black slave to William Clark and who was an invaluable member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. A hunter & explorer, he helped to survey and even saved the lives of others in the expedition on numerous occasions. What must it have been like to return to slavery after 2 years of greater respect…to be the only member of the expedition not to receive recognition, money and land let alone his freedom. (This statue by Ed Hamilton stands on the Riverfront Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky.)


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