publication date: Friday, April 9, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)
clue: Historians can't agree on his racial identity or his legal status, but they can acknowledge that the historical blood that he shed in Boston helped to make America what it is today.
explanation: While protesting against British troops, Attucks was shot and killed in the Boston Massacre in 1770. He is regarded as the first American killed in the American Revolution. It has long been debated whether he was a free man or an escaped slave, or even what ethnicity he was. more…
intended difficulty: very hard