When the British soldier punched him, he hesitated to fight back. Their patrols were overrunning Boston, harassing free Blacks like him, trying to replace them in already underpaid jobs.
But he needed his job. How would all his sacrifices – even changing his name to hide his true identity - pay off?
He decided to determine his own fate and in doing so kicked off the revolution that would free America!
Although his tragic, needless death was a result of white tyranny and racism, Attucks’ determination to fight for his rights became a symbol of Black Americans’ struggle for freedom and equality.
How are you determining your fate in the face of oppression?