Crispus Attucks was killed March 4, 1770 during the Boston Massacre. This was the first death in the American Revolution. #TodayInBlackHistory

Crispus Attucks was killed March 4, 1770 during the Boston Massacre. This was the first death in the American Revolution. #TodayInBlackHistory

"Crispus Attucks-First Patriot Killed in Boston Massacre, March 6, 1770" by Herschel Levit by dbking, via Flickr

"Crispus Attucks-First Patriot Killed in Boston Massacre, March 6, 1770" by Herschel Levit by dbking, via Flickr

William Wemms was charged with the murder of Crispus Attucks, one of the first casualties of the Revolutionary War. This article discusses his trial and charges.

William Wemms was charged with the murder of Crispus Attucks, one of the first casualties of the Revolutionary War. This article discusses his trial and charges.

Crispus Attucks Crispus Attucks is known as one of the first “Invisible Black Patriots” of the American Revolution. Attucks was a former slave and was theCrispus Attucks Crispus Attucks is known as one of the first “Invisible Black Patriots” of the American Revolution. Attucks was a former slave and was the first killed at the Boston Massacre. The Tuskegee Airmen The famed all African-American fighter squadron was crucial in breaking the air combat color barrier, achieving success in the…

Crispus Attucks Crispus Attucks is known as one of the first “Invisible Black Patriots” of the American Revolution. Attucks was a former slave and was theCrispus Attucks Crispus Attucks is known as one of the first “Invisible Black Patriots” of the American Revolution. Attucks was a former slave and was the first killed at the Boston Massacre. The Tuskegee Airmen The famed all African-American fighter squadron was crucial in breaking the air combat color barrier, achieving success in the…

We the People: From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama

We the People: From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama (DVD)

We the People: From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama

Crispus Attucks was a man who was born into slavery in 1723. He escaped slavery when he fled from Farmingham to Boston. In Boston, he took part in the scuffle that started the Boston Massacre. Unfortunately, he was killed by a British bullet and died at the age of 47.

Crispus Attucks was a man who was born into slavery in 1723. He escaped slavery when he fled from Farmingham to Boston. In Boston, he took part in the scuffle that started the Boston Massacre. Unfortunately, he was killed by a British bullet and died at the age of 47.

Learn more about Crispus Attucks, the African-American man whose murder during the Boston Massacre helped set the stage for the American Revolution, at Biography.com.

Learn more about Crispus Attucks, the African-American man whose murder during the Boston Massacre helped set the stage for the American Revolution, at Biography.com.

When the British sentries fired on March 5, 1770 African-American sailor Crispus Attucks was the first to fall. Attucks' past remains mysterious, but he likely escaped slavery around 1750 and spent the next twenty years working whaling ships. The only victim of the Boston Massacre whose name became widely known, Crispus Attucks was memorialized as the first hero of the American Revolution.    Image: Crispus Attucks  "The brave soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1770." (Published c1897)

When the British sentries fired on March 5, 1770 African-American sailor Crispus Attucks was the first to fall. Attucks' past remains mysterious, but he likely escaped slavery around 1750 and spent the next twenty years working whaling ships. The only victim of the Boston Massacre whose name became widely known, Crispus Attucks was memorialized as the first hero of the American Revolution. Image: Crispus Attucks "The brave soldier of the Revolutionary War, 1770." (Published c1897)

Crispus Attucks community day and grand yard sale – Saturday, 05/19/2012

Crispus Attucks community day and grand yard sale – Saturday, 05/19/2012

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