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Crispus Attucks~ 4th of July Independence Day Tribute

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 Crispus Attucks~ 4th of July Independence Day Tribute!

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present

Another Side Of The Story by Eugene Gordon, 1920. 

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Crispus Attucks, a black man, was the first person killed in Boston. When tensions between British soldiers and an angry crowd resulted in the death of five people. March 5, 1770 was initially called the day of the Boston Massacre but the name was soon changed to Crispus Attucks Day. Crispus Attucks Day remained the chief American anniversary until independence was won and it was replaced by July 4. John Adams, our second president, called March 5, 1770 the most important event in American history. On October 13, 1888 a monument was erected on Boston Common called the Crispus Attucks Memorial. 

Listen to the Reading of a vintage Script ~ Crispus Attucks (1723? - March 5, 1770) was the first American to die for the Revolutionary cause: "The first to defy, the first to die." Attucks was shot in the "Boston Massacre," the first fight leading up to the Revolutionary War.


The Gist of Freedom would like to thank, Actor Fredric Michaels, NYC, - Crispus Attucks;  Actor Derrick Mcqueen, NYC ~ Gray;  Host, Dave Romeo, NYC- Paul Revere;  Host and Filmmaker, Gary Jenkins, Kansas City, MO~ Jake, Soldiers, Officers, Redcoat; Black Inventor, Granville T. Woods Archivists and Reenactor, David Head Detroit MI- Sam, Tom,& Henry;