Attucks



Crispus
[kris-puh s] /ˈkrɪs pəs/ (Show IPA), 1723?–70, American patriot, probably a fugitive slave, killed in the Boston Massacre.
Historical Examples

Attucks fell, his face to the foe, with two bullets in his breast.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various

From time to time Attucks’ voice could be heard urging his companions on.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various

Surely Hardy Baker and Attucks, and their following, would not be taken for reputable citizens?
Under the Liberty Tree James Otis

And the people did not agree with John Adams that Attucks led “a motley rabble,” but a band of patriots.
History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 George W. Williams

Attucks was born not a great way from Boston, at Farmingham, where his brothers and sisters lived for a long time.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various

A military company was formed, bearing the name of Attucks Guards.
History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) George Washington Williams

Attucks was a resident of Framingham, and there is some difference of opinion as to whether he was a mulatto or half-breed Indian.
Poems of American History Various

I hastened to make my obeisance first to the spot where Attucks fell, the first martyr of the Revolution.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various

The mulatto Attucks was one of the victims of the Boston Massacre, and was buried with honor among the “martyrs of liberty.”
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 Various

Attucks was killed by Montgomery, one of Captain Preston’s soldiers.
The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States Martin R. Delany

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