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I’ve been working my way through the non-fiction book, “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong“. I just got to the mention of the early American named, “Crispus Attucks” who was murdered in the Boston Massacre. It was such a wonderful name, I took a break from reading the book’s non-fiction to read Wikipedia’s non-fiction. Turns out Crispus is an interesting fellow!
Reading further on in his article, I was surprised to see that the a certain John Adams (yes, that one) was said to, “successfully defended most of the accused British soldiers against a charge of murder”. His summary of the ones who incited the soldiers’ violent response? Adams called them nothing less than:
a motley rabble of saucy boys, negros and molattoes, Irish teagues and outlandish Jack Tarrs.– John Adams
How could I pass up this punk rock band name!?! It shouted itself out to me. Enjoy!