Donna Brazile: A matter of mind and heart
The first American to die in the American Revolution — the first to die for a nation that would be dedicated to the freedom of humanity — was Crispus Attucks. He died on March 5, 1770, in the Boston Massacre. Twenty years earlier, the Boston Gazette and Weekly Journal had described him as "about 27 Years of Age, named Crispus, 6 feet 2 inches high."
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