One of the supreme and bitter ironies of the events leading up to the founding of this nation is the death, in the Boston Massacre, of Crispus Attucks. Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Boston Massacre which, even in its squib, makes sure that the first person to die for the cause of American liberty was a black man.
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