The Federalist: Meet Crispus Attucks, The Black Patriot Who Opposed The Boston Massacre

“When you think of the American Revolution, of what do you think? Many people think of the British soldiers and their red coats, the Boston Tea Party, the Founding Fathers, and the Constitution.

Many also have the impression the American colonies’ efforts for independence were entirely “white” efforts. That is, that the American Revolution and all the important things that happened in it were entirely the result of people of European descent. We think this because of how we have been taught things in school. When we look at actual history, though, we see a different picture that would surprise a lot of people.”

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