Crispus Attucks Dies in the Boston Massacre
1770 – Crispus Attucks
On this day, Crispus Attucks, an escaped slave became the first man killed in the cause of America’s freedom. This event is better known as the ‘Boston Massacre’.
The Mary McLeod Bethune commemorative stamp is issued by the U.S. Postal Service as the eighth stamp in its Black Heritage USA series.