This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War – Key Figures – Crispus Attucks. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Crispus Attucks was an African-American man killed during the Boston Massacre and thus believed to be the first casualty of the American Revolution. Attucks is thought to have been born around 1723 in Framingham, MA. His father was likely a slave and his mother a Natick Indian.
A 1750 ad in the Boston Gazette sought the recovery of a runaway slave named "Crispas," but all that is known about Attucks is that he was the first to fall during the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Attucks was one of those at the fore of the fight amid dozens of people, and when the British opened fire he was the 1st of 5 men killed. His murder thus made him the first casualty of the American Revolution.
Attucks's legacy has continued to endure, 1st with the American colonists eager to break from British rule, later among 19th century abolitionists and 20th century civil rights activists. In his 1964 book “Why We Can't Wait,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lauded Attucks for his moral courage and his defining role in American history.
The presentation covers the following:
Background & Early Life
Escape from Slavery
Trial & Acquittals
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Revolutionary War.