I’m starting to get used to Canada. My condition now is so much better
than before. I Richard Pierpoint is now a free black man. I was born in Africa,
when I was 16 I was being taken away and a British officer bought me. I was
being named by my owner. I stood on British’s side and fought for them during
the French-Indian war, and that was how I earn my freedom. I joined the
Butler’s ranger during the American revolution. They didn’t allow a lot of black
to join, and there always seen to have obstacles. As a reward for serving in
butler’s ranger I got 200 acres of land. My commanding officer gave me an
extra 100 acres of land on top of the average 100 acres. I’m not quite being
accepted by all, uncommon among all the white people. Despite this, I would
do my best to serve this country, my new home.
In Canada, I was part of the underground railroad. I plan to save my people
from slavery. I am very proud to be a Canadian, where I can follow my dream
and where I can be a free man.
Richard was a great man although he was black. Some people might not treat
him as well as some others because he was different, he was black. But he was
as good as any. Knowing he fought war and are now serving Canada, my
country as well, we should make him feel like his part of us. Just because he’s a
different race he shouldn’t be discriminate by any others.