Name

Crispus Attucks

Career

Mariner

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1723

Died

1770

Text

One of the five fatalities of the "Boston Massacre," March 6, 1770, when British troops fired on a threatening Boston mob. Thought to have been a sailor, possibly a whaleman, of mixed Indian-African parentage. John Adams, defending te British troops, depicted the burly Attucks as the instigator of the violence and leader of other sailors.

Related Images

Paul Revere engraving of encounter between British troops and Boston mob, March 5, 1770.
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Paul Revere engraving of encounter between British troops and Boston mob, March 5, 1770.
Image Id: 2009

Related People

Adams, John

Related Events

1770 - Boston Massacre
Record ID: 817