BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: CRISPUS ATTUCKS

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare Crispus Attucks was born in Massachusetts in 1923. He was of Black and Native American ancestry. Some reports say Attucks ran away from his slave master William Brown at the age of 27, other reports say he was a freeman. Either way, at the age of 27 he would join a boat crew and would be a seaman for the next 20 years. On the night of March 5, 1770 because of immense-tension between the British and the colonists in Boston, the British government installed soldiers to reestablish order. Some historians say that a British soldier was guarding a Customs House when a young boy insulted him, and then was soon injured by the soldier. As … Continue reading BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: CRISPUS ATTUCKS