They were fearless, proud and determined. They were the 369th Infantry Regiment known as The Harlem Hellfighters, Born around 1723 near Framingham, Massachusetts, Crispus Attucks was the mulatto son of an African-American father and Native-American mother. He heroically led a small group of men against British Soldiers during a confrontation on March 5th, 1770. Armed with wooden sticks, snowballs and other common elements, Attucks and the others were no match for the heavily armed British. He was fired upon by a soldier at close range and mortally wounded. Crispus Attucks was the first to die in what led up to the American Revolution and is remembered as America’s first black patriot.

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