Crispus Attucks

"The Folk Hero"

Who Is Crispus Attucks?

  • Crispus Attucks was an African American who was killed in the Boston Massacre.

  • Attucks was know to be revolutionary hero for being the first man killed in the massacre.
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Where Was He Born?

  • Attucks was born in Farmingham, Massachusetts in 1723.

  • He was born into slavery with his father and his mother was a Indian

The Boston Massacre

  • The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. 3 were killed including Attucks and 2 workers. and 8 wounded.

  • Attucks was the first one to died in Boston Massacre which is what he is famous for.