Attucks likely interacted with Bostonians of African descent who were pressing for their freedom before the Revolution.
As a man of Native ancestry, Attucks would have had many reasons to resent both the colonists and the British.
Attucks belonged to a blended community created by the forces of colonialism, slavery and love.
Key written documents offer clues to Attucks’s life.
Attucks’s views were likely shaped by his life as a mariner of African and Native descent living in British-occupied Boston.
A virtual exhibit that examines the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African & Native descent who was the first to die in the Boston Massacre.