Frican Americans and the War for Independence 1763-1783

I need to discuss the role of African Americans during that time period and how they assisted in the war, if they assisted at all. Also somehow the history of the African people must be tied in. Like 1.5 pages of the 5 needs to be about Ancient Mali and the mandika people.

Instructions:
Discuss the event or issue, where did it take place, who was involved, what preceded the event or what were the circumstances surrounding the issue. What was the outcome of the event; do you think the event or issue could have been handled differently, if so, How?