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Crispus Attucks

Crispus Attucks had an African-American father and a Native American mother He was one of the five people who were shot in the Boston Massacre. He gave his life for freedom.

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Crispus Attucks was the first casualty of the Boston massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, and is widely considered to be the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War.

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See The Intricate Revolutionary War Prints That Inspired The Fight For America's Independence

The Boston Massacre. Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are killed by British troops, which would cause the American Revolutionary War.

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Crispus Attucks: The former slave was the first casualty of the American Revolutionary War when he was killed during the Boston Massacre. In 1888 the Crispus Attucks monument was unveiled in the Boston Common.

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Crispus Attucks: The former slave was the first casualty of the American Revolutionary War when he was killed during the Boston Massacre. In 1888 the Crispus Attucks monument was unveiled in the Boston Common.

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Learn more about Crispus Attucks, the African-American man whose murder during the Boston Massacre helped set the stage for the American Revolution, at Biography.com.

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