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Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech honoring the martyrdom of Crispus Attucks, the first person to die in the Revolutionary War of 1776. The speaker offered the patriotism of Attucks act that day as an example of an expression of loyalty and deep love of country that all African Americans are capable of demonstrating.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 407 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1861-03-05

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: 1776; celebration; Crispus Attucks; government; history; martyr; Massachusetts; patriot; revolution

People: Attucks, Crispus

Publication type: periodicals; Speeches

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