Crispus Attucks

By: Matt T.

Crispus Attucks was a slave. He was born in 1723 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He ran away to Boston at the age of 27.

On March 5, 1770, Crispus Attucks heard about a boy who had gotten beaten by a British soldier with his musket. Attucks gathered 100 angry colonist and he marched to some British soldiers.

Soon an impatient colonist threw a stick at a soldier. In fright for their lives the commander said to fire. The soldiers fired on the crowd and killed five colonists among whom was Crispus Attucks. Crispus Attucks is important because he was one of the first to die for the revolution and because he was the first black killed in the fight with the British.

This event caught the attention of Sam Adams and Paul Revere. Sam Adams and Paul Revere made an engraving to show the event. It showed the British soldiers murdering people. They did this so people would get angry at the British.

My picture shows Crispus Attucks on Dock Square, in the clothes his slavemaster said he wore when he ran away.


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