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Crispus Attucks

american boston massacre die

Attucks, Crispus (c. 1723–70), U.S. patriot of African and Native American parentage who was the first of 5 men to die in the Boston Massacre. It is historic irony that one of the first persons to die in the cause of American independence was an individual whose personal rights were not secure at the time of his death.

See also: Boston Massacre.

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