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  • The Trials

    The Trials

    Before the end of March 1770 a grand jury had indicted Captain Preston, his eight soldiers and two customs officials accused of having fired from the Custom House. The trials did not start immediately. Thomas Gage, the  commander of the […]

     
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre

    Uneasiness over the presence of British troops had grown, not only because of the fear of armed soldiers but also because they were taking jobs and competing with local citizens. Boston was on the point of bursting into flames, altercations […]

     
  • The First Hero of the American Revolution

    The First Hero of the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks has been immortalized as the first casualty of the American Revolutionary War and the first African American hero. He was in the front line of a group 50 patriots defying British troops when suddenly shots were fired. Crispus […]

     
 
 
 
 
  • The Trials

    The Trials

    Before the end of March 1770 a grand jury had indicted Captain Preston, his eight soldiers and two customs officials accused of having fired...

     
 
  • Notable African-Americans

    Notable African-Americans

    Phillis Wheatley   Date and place of birth: c. 1753; Gambia or Senegal, Africa. Date and place of death: December 5, 1784; Boston, Massachusetts. Background:...

     
 
 
 
 

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  • Notable African-Americans

    Notable African-Americans

    Phillis Wheatley   Date and place of birth: c. 1753; Gambia or Senegal, Africa. Date and place of death: December 5, 1784;...

     
  • Where is Crispus Attucks buried?

    Where is Crispus Attucks buried?

    Crispus Attucks is buried in the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.  All five victims of the Boston Massacre,...

     
  • First American Slaves

    First American Slaves

    The first slaves in the American colonies were brought to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 by Dutch traders. They were not considered...

     
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  • The transatlantic slave trade

    The transatlantic slave trade

    Well before the tea trade between Britain and the colonies spurred the famous Boston Tea Party, the transatlantic slave trade...

     
  • Crispus Attucks Parade in Newark, NJ Video 1967

    Crispus Attucks Parade in Newark, NJ Video 1967

    Almost 5,000 marched and 12,000 spectators turned out in the Crispus Attucks Parade in Newark, New Jersey on March 25th 1967....

     
  • Boston Massacre Trial reenactment video by HBO

    Boston Massacre Trial reenactment video by HBO

    The following is the summation of John Adams in the Soldiers Trial. In his masterful speech John Adams convinces the jury...