Written by Diane Benjamin - editorApril 30, 2021 History Friday: Crispus Attucks Note: John Adams only defended the British because he knew real justice means everyone gets a defense. He was vilified for years because of it. Read more: attucks_part1Download Share this:TweetEmailPrintWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “History Friday: Crispus Attucks” More than 20,000 African Americans fought for the British. Since the British gave freedom to the enslaved for their loyalty to the crown. That’s not something the American Revolutionary government offered to slaves. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You are re-writing history. Many slaves and former slaves fought for freedom and got it. LikeLike Reply Look it up for yourself. It’s a fact that slave holding property owners did not want their slaves to leave. The British offered freedom for slaves who fought for them. My numbers of African Americans who fought on the British side is 20,000. They actually fought something that didn’t happen in Continental Army. https://www.history.com/news/the-ex-slaves-who-fought-with-the-british LikeLike Both sides! LikeLike Very interesting. Thank you for sharing. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Both sides? 17 of our Founding Fathers owned slaves. Our Constitution originally numbered African Americans as 3/5 of a person. They certainly wanted their property counted. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler James K Polk all owned slaves and counted them as part of their wealth as property like their horses. You’re attempting to white wash history. LikeLike Reply You better reread the purpose of the 3/5 clause. Spreading hate is abhorrent LikeLike Reply Either the other commenters were not taught history or they are choosing to believe lies the marxists tell them in order to advance an agenda. Or both. Extremely unfortunate. LikeLike Reply I found out Indianapolis has a Crispus Attucks high school. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to History Bluff Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.