Read on to find out if you learned this important part of our nation's history.
The progressive education would like people to believe that only old White men were the ones who founded and fought for this nation. They paint patriots with a stereotypical brush in order to brainwash society into believing that they shouldn't relate to those who founded this nation. The further away that someone feels from something, the less likely they to fight to persevere it. True history tells us that liberty lovers have come from all walks of life.
Many are unaware that the FIRST man to give his life for our independence during the American Revolution was a half Black - half Native man? Those who do know, may not know what really happened on that faithful day in Boston because this man's reputation has been tarnished by the progressives. They dare paint him as a trouble maker rather than to honor him as a true hero.
Who was this man?
His name was Crispus Attucks. He was a freed slave who had become a whaler for the merchant marines. When his ship was docked at the Boston port, he heard an alarm go off aboard the ship. He thought fire, so he ran up the deck to put it out. Instead of fire, he discovered British soldiers taking arms against the people. In his outrage and dismay Attucks ran back down, got 55 of his shipmates to defend the colonists who the soldiers were fighting against. This man new the price of standing up to government and gave his life so that others could be free. This event killed five men, and his known as the Boston Massacre.
When Americans hear the "Boston Massacre," how many think of a Black and Native patriot? How many think of Crispus Attucks?
Here is an excerpt from a poem written by John Bole O'Reilly in honor of Crispus Attucks:
"And honor to Crispus Attucks, who was leader and voice that day; The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick. Carr, and Gray. Call it riot or revolution, his hand first clenched at the crown; His feet were the first in perilous place to pull the king’s flag down; His breast was the first one rent apart that liberty’s stream might flow; For our freedom now and forever, his head was the first bid low. Call it riot or revolution, or mob or crowd, as you may, Such deaths have been seed of nations, such lives shall be honored for aye. They were lawless hinds to the lackeys—but martyrs to Paul Revere; And Otis and Hancock and Warren read spirit and meaning clear. Ye teachers, answer: what shall be done when just men stand in the dock; When the caitiff is robed in ermine, and his sworders keep the lock; When torture is robbed of clemency, and guilt is without remorse; When tiger and panther are gentler than the Christian slaver’s curse; When law is a satrap’s menace, and order the drill of a horde— Shall the people kneel to be trampled, and bare their neck to the sword?"