Of these five victims, evidence points to Crispus Attucks falling first, and of all the victims, Crispus Attucks is the name we can recall. Why is that?
To help us answer this question and to conclude our 3-episode series on the Boston Massacre, in this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History we’re joined by Mitch Kachun, a Professor of History at Western Michigan University and the author of First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory (Oxford University Press, 2017).
You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/230
Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast. It’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with an historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute.