Crispus Attucks

How he had an impact on history

About his life

Crispus Attucks was believed to be born in 1723. He was a slave in Framingham Massachusetts until 1750 when he ran away. He then found a new life in Boston. The British were mistreating the colonists at that time with all the acts. Crisps Attucks along with other colonists were peacefully protesting on knight street. They wanted answers on why they were being treated like the way they are. In the distance somebody threw a snowball at the guards standing right in front of the protesters. It caused a panick and the guards quickly fired and killed Crispus Attucks on March 5, 1770

More info on his life

History Brief: The Boston Massacre

My sources

1. Boston Massacre." Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Research in Context. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

2. "Crispus Attucks." DISCovering Multicultural America: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Research in Context. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

3. Crispus Attucks: March 5, 1770." Jet10 Mar. 1997: 19. Research in Context. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.


Lathan Flores