Today in History, March 5: The Boston Massacre


Subject:
United States History , U.S. History By Place , Revolution , Massachusetts

Description:
Brief history of the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770), in which "British sentries guarding the Boston Customs House shot into a crowd killing four civilians. ... The only victim of the Boston Massacre whose name became widely known, [African American sailor] Crispus Attucks was memorialized as the first hero of the American Revolution." Features links to related Library of Congress material. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.

Publisher:
Library of Congress

Language:
English

Source:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar05.html


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