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 (ăt′əks), Crispus 1723?-1770.
American patriot who was among the five persons killed in the Boston Massacre.


(ˈæt əks)

Crispus, 1723?–70, American patriot, probably a fugitive slave, killed in the Boston Massacre.
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The City of Norfolk is seeking a responsive and responsible vendor to provide exclusive program and novelty sales concessions in Scope Arena, the Scope Arena Exhibition Hall Chrysler Hall, Harrison Opera House, and Attucks Theater in accordance with all terms, conditions and specifications of this solicitation.
Last year, 4,491 students were served, and 63 tutors worked at local schools, providing 8,700 individual tutoring sessions and 2,000 classroom tutoring sessions at Indianapolis-based Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School and George Washington Community High School.
At Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School in Indianapolis, My Brother's Keeper Task Force Chairman Broderick Johnson joined the Secretary for a roundtable discussion with students on overcoming obstacles and celebrating the community's work to design and implement cradle-to-college-and-career action plans (blog post).
On Saturday, June 13 from 10:00am - 2:00pm, Mosaic will officially announce its participation in this international competition with a free outdoor concert at the Attucks Theatre.
It ranges in its analysis from Stephen Krensky's Hanukkah at Valley Forge (2006) and Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family series to biographies of Crispus Attucks and Richard Michelson's As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March toward Freedom (2008).
The paintings, which feature subjects such as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the Buffalo Soldiers and Crispus Attucks, hung on the wall of the exhibition room Sunday and were frequently alluded to by speakers.
King credited the organisers of Negro History Week with helping black youngsters discover that black men, like Crispus Attucks, who was the first martyr of the American Revolution, and Benjamin Banneker, who helped design the US Congress Capitol building in Washington DC yet got no credit for it, had done much for America.
Rediker, "The Revenge of Crispus Attucks," 41; Fink, "The Great Escape," 112; Linden, Workers of the World, 1-14.
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" studies the lives of those who share the heritage of both communities, including Langston Hughes, Jimi Hendrix and Crispus Attucks.
One afternoon, I visited Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School near downtown Indianapolis to meet Robert Hawthorne, who will graduate from the public school this spring with a 4.
To this end, the book's four body chapters chronologically examine four "historical flashpoints": competing and conflicting representations of Crispus Attucks, black abolitionism in the 1830s, blackface minstrelsy in the 1850s, and present-day artistic responses to race and racism in the antebellum South.
He advances this argument through examination of how Crispus Attucks, the black victim of the Boston Massacre of 1770, has been represented by historians; the way black abolitionist protest culture reacted to white moral panic over the prospect of the "amalgamation" of the races in the 1830s; Frederick Douglass's engagement with the hybridity of black-face minstrelsy; and current pedagogical efforts in contemporary art and museum installations concerning race and the antebellum and civil war periods.