Thursday, May 06, 2004


Welcome to Crispus! This site will promote libertarian thought, infused with black American culture. The blog is named after Crispus Attucks, the former slave who was the first person to die in the American Revolution (Boston Massacre, 1770).

Attucks was born circa 1723 in Framingham, Massachusetts. At age 27, he ran away to Boston. On March 5, 1770, Attucks heard that a boy had been beaten by a British soldier with his gun. Attucks gathered 100 angry colonists and defied a group of British soldiers.

From the very beginning, black Americans have been key players in building up America not only as a nation, but as a beacon of freedom. Through both good and ugly times, blacks have been a key moral conscience to challenge America to live up to its creed. It is in this spirit that I dedicate my blog to Brother Crispus.