On March 5, 1770, tensions between Boston colonists and occupying British soldiers boiled over and a riot broke out, resulting in the shooting deaths of several patriots. Among them; Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, and a former slave turned sailor named Crispus Attucks.
The event spawned a trial, in which the British soldiers were represented by future President John Adams and eventually acquitted and released.
'The Bloody Massacre in King-Street' as it was then known, was one of the main precursors to the Revolutionary War.
Our shirt features the coffins of the four patriots killed on-site, with custom tag at bottom and 'Liberty or Death' on back.
Our shirts run a little small and are athletic fit so if you are in between sizes or are unsure, please order up one size.
Ultra Soft Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon) construction.
***This shirt is thinner and lighter than our normal shirts because of the Tri-Blend vintage construction. Please be aware it's a little more slim-fitting than a regular t-shirt -- you may have to order up one size.