Black History Month 2019: Crispus Attucks

“In 1770, Crispus Attucks, a black man, became the first casualty of the American Revolution when he was shot and killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre.” –

Google doesn’t have a doodle for 2 February 2019. So, the second day of Black History Month 2019 shall be represented by an artistic rendition of Crispus Attucks, who is famous for being the first American casualty of the American Revolution. reports, “Attucks became a martyr. His body was transported to Faneuil Hall, where he and the others killed in the attack lay in state until March 8th. City leaders waived segregation laws in the case and permitted Attucks to be buried with the others. In the years since his death, Attucks’ legacy has continued to endure, first with the American colonists eager to break from British rule, and later among 19th-century abolitionists and 20th-century civil rights activists.”

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