Crispus Attucks is famous for being the only black man killed during the Boston Massacre, but recorded history of him before this time is minimal. The autobiography entitled "Crispus Attucks: Black Leader of Colonial Patriots," details some of the earlier parts of his life.
The biography delves into the childhood of Crispus Attucks but focuses primarily on his role in the Boston Massacre and the aftermath of his death. The black community often sees him as a martyr and a black patriot, as exemplified by the title of the biography. Ultimately, it is difficult to find a great deal of information on Crispus Attucks because he was a black man who had no social standing during his lifetime due to the racially charged environment of the time period.