First Blood come with inherent rights….
This Heritage of the United States of America has been blood bought.
Crispus Attucks (c.1723—March 5, 1770) was the first person killed in the Boston massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, and is widely referred to as the first American killed in the American Revolution.
He is one of the most important figures in African-American history, not for what he did for his own race but for what he did for all oppressed people everywhere. He is a reminder that the African-American heritage is not only African but American and it is a heritage that begins with the beginning of America.
Two major sources of eyewitness testimony about the Boston Massacre, both published in 1770, did not refer to Attucks as “black” nor as a “Negro”. “First man to die for the flag we now hold high was a black man” is a line from Stevie Wonder’s song “Black Man”.”Crispus Attucks, the first blasted” is a line from Nas’s song “You Can’t Stop Us Now”.The poet John Boyle O’Reilly wrote the following poem when the monument was finally unveiled:
And to honor Crispus Attucks who was the leader and voice that day: The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick, Carr, and Gray. Call it riot or revolution, or mob or crowd as you may, such deaths have been seeds of nations, such lives shall be honored for aye…
So who’s the real American again…?