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Revolutionary War Figure Crispus Attucks

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Crispus Attucks was the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and is commonly considered to be the first death of the American Revolution. Little is known about him, other than the fact that he was either mulatto or Indian, and it is probable that he was a runaway slave. In any event, he was struck twice in the chest during that massacre, and his body was carried to Faneuil Hall, where he lay in state for two days before being buried with the other dead from the melee.
  • Africa Within: Crispus Attucks

    Consists of a portrait of the first man killed in the American Revolution, a narrative essay about his life and death with emphasis on the Boston Massacre itself and the background.

  • Africans in America: Crispus Attucks

    Discusses the life and death of Attucks and the details which are known about his life which indicate he was likely a Black man.

  • Who Is Crispus Attucks?

    A brief but packed article about Attucks, his ancestry, and his part in the Boston Massacre. Also goes into the reasons behind the set-to.

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