Crispus Attucks – March 5, 1770

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s March 5, 1770. I’m in front of the customs house in Boston Square with African-American Crispus Attucks.

JG: “Crispus, why are you shouting at the British troops?

ca: “Johnny, these lobsterbacks need to go back home. They don’t belong in our homes, violating our liberties, and hurting our families. The King of England must leave this land.”

Unfortunately, Mr. Attucks and four other Americans were killed that day at the Boston Massacre, feeding the flames of freedom that were spreading throughout America.

Read more about Crispus Attucks and the Boston Massacre.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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