On March 5th, 1770, while the British troops were stationed in Boston, MA to protect crown-appointed officials who at the time, we’re instituting unpopular legislation on the people of the American colonies. A Melanated man by the name of Crispus Attucks, along with some angry sailors, began antagonizing the troops by throwing bottles, rocks, sticks amongst other things, until finally shots were fired by the British troops killing Crispus Attucks and four other men.
The historic event has been labeled “ The Boston Massacre” The legal proceedings that took place after the massacre resulted in all the officers involved, except for one, being found not- guilty on all charges. The unjust verdict didn’t sit well with the people of the colonies, resulting in a rebellion that spearheaded the American Revolutionary War. Throughout history, Attucks has been credited with being the first person killed in the “Boston Massacre” as well as the first person killed in the “American Revolutionary War”.
The end result of that bloody war found the American colonies free from Great Britain’s influence, giving them the ability to operate independently. Crispus Attucks is a great example of what happens when people realize the only way to get freedom is to fight for it.