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Black History Month: Crispus Attucks


Crispus Attucks (c. 1723 – March 5, 1770) was a dockworker of  Wampanoag and African descent.  He was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre.  He has been called the first martyr of the revolution.

And to honor Crispus Attucks who was the leader and voice that day: The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick, Carr, and Gray. Call it riot or revolution, or mob or crowd as you may, such deaths have been seeds of nations, such lives shall be honored for aye…                  

–  John Boyle O’Reilly

He is one of the most important figures in African-American history, not for what he did for his own race but for what he did for all oppressed people everywhere. He is a reminder that the African-American heritage is not only African but American and it is a heritage that begins with the beginning of America.             

 –  James Neyland

 

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