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Cheers to you and your support for Crispus Attucks Community Center. Enjoy your beer, and thank you for your donation!


Saucy Boy is a blend of pale lager and grapefruit soda brewed by our friends at Spring House Brewing Company in partnership with Crispus Attucks Community Center and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP) to celebrate, educate people about, and connect people to the Center as a pioneer of equity and justice in our community for nearly 100 years.

We are grateful to have some awesome partners carrying Saucy Boy in support of the Center, and you can find them here!


We partnered with local artist Keisha Finnie to bring the story of Crispus Attucks to life for the Saucy Boy can, and the Spring House team paired her design with a bold citrus graphic in a nod to the sweet, crisp, and citrusy notes of the grapefruit shandy.


JUNE 13  ·  7-10 p.m.

Tellus 360
24 E. King Street, Lancaster



JUNE 16  ·  5-8 p.m.

Crispus Attucks Community Center
407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster


JUNE 21  ·  Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse
112 N. Water Street, Lancaster

Standing Against Injustice

Crispus Attucks, our namesake at the Center, was born in 1723 to an enslaved man from Africa and a woman of indigenous Wampanoag-Natick ancestry. Attucks was enslaved in Framingham, Massachusetts for much of his early life. He fled white ownership to Boston when he was 27, and as a free man, Attucks worked as a skilled sailor on whaling ships and as a rope-maker. 

In the 1750s, Great Britain was paying their soldiers so poorly that they were forced to supplement their wages by taking off-duty employment with local establishments, and colonist sailors faced a constant danger of being forcibly drafted into the Royal Navy.  

On March 5, 1770, frustrated with unjust British practice and angry that his own and other colonists’ livelihoods were being threatened, Crispus Attucks is said to have been lamenting with a group of sailors and tradesmen at a local pub when a British soldier walked in asking for work. 

Later that evening, a group of angry colonists, with Crispus Attucks bravely at the front, confronted a group of British soldiers. Tensions mounted quickly, with the British soldiers firing their muskets into the crowd after one of them was hit with a thrown object. Crispus Attucks was the first to fall when two musket balls ripped through his chest, alongside four other men who all lost their lives, at what came to be known as the Boston Massacre and the spark of the American Revolution.   

In the trial against the British soldiers for the murders of Attucks and the four other men, John Adams played to racial and class prejudices in defending the soldiers when he described the colonist protestors as “a motley rabble of saucy boys, Negroes, and mulattos, Irish teagues and outlandish jack tars.”

Most all of the soldiers were acquitted of their charges, but Crispus Attucks has lived on as a symbol of liberty and bravery in the face of injustice for many Americans.

About the Center

For nearly 100 years, Crispus Attucks Community Center has been a beacon in southeast Lancaster City for the Black community, and its legacy continues today with programming that supports folks in meeting their basic needs, lifts the BIPOC voice, and advocates for equity and justice in the Lancaster community.