James Jakob Williams, the African American Philhellene & War Hero

The fervor for all things Greek that the United States experienced in the 1820s, and America's significant philhellenic support for the Greek Revolution, have been well-documented. 

However, a lesser-known facet is the support extended by the African-American community to the Greek cause, with a notable African-American standing shoulder to shoulder with the Greeks.

Additionally, it's intriguing to note that the Greek Revolution not only inspired freedom struggles, but also became a symbolic beacon in the United States' own fight against the institution of slavery.

Emerging from this narrative is the story of James Jakob Williams, an African-American Philhellene hailing from Baltimore, Maryland.