This is an American history educational moment of those who made a difference during the Revolutionary War era and how they served our country.

John Laurens grew up having an impetuous personality becoming an extraordinary patriot and soldier. John was born on October 28, 1754 in Charleston, South Carolina, to Henry and Eleanor. Henry was a wealthy farmer and businessman involved in the slave trade, which John detested.

Dr. David Streater is the director of education for Foundation Forward, 501(c)3. He is a retired college instructor/administrator and a retired probation and parole officer/administrator. In addition, David is a criminologist with an acute history interest, served in the Navy, and is a resident of Burke County.