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Crispus Attucks

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

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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 was an African-American man killed during the Boston Massacre, making him the first casualty of the American Revolution.

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)