Recorded September 17, 2020
This workshop includes the screening of a short, locally made film about anti-slavery activists in Boston’s Beacon Hill. To view the film, view below or click here.
This public event was a part of the 2020 Fierce Urgency of Now (F.U.N.) Festival. The F.U.N. Festival (#FUNinBOS) is a 5-day-long event hosted by City Awake in partnership with organizations throughout the Greater Boston region, highlighting the challenges and experiences of young professionals of color.
Are you a history buff, community activist, or curious to learn more about the history of activism for equity and justice in Boston? Join us to view a short film about anti-slavery activists in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood during the 19th-century Abolitionist Movement, followed by a conversation facilitated by one of these activists’ descendants. Learn about some pre-19th century community leaders and activists of African and Indigenous descent. With your peers, consider how these stories resonate with young professionals today, what we can learn from this history, and what we hope to exemplify for the next generation of leaders.
Other Event Videos
- Writing Plays of the Past and FuturePlaywrights discuss their plays in the Huntington’s Dream Boston series, what it means to make art during a pandemic, and the role that history and art play in processing current events.Read more →
- VIDEO | Demanding Freedom: Attucks and the Abolition Movement19th presented Attucks as the first martyr of the Revolution who died fighting for liberty, an image that resonated powerfully with those seeking emancipation for African Americans.Read more →
- Video | Imagining AttucksExplores how Attucks has been interpreted through the years and grapples with the challenges that come with bringing Attucks to life.Read more →
- Video | Liberty & Sovereignty in 18th Century New EnglandExamining the political conversations that were taking place around the time of the Boston Massacre among white colonists and the African- and Native-descended communities.Read more →
- Video | Boston’s Activists of Color: A Historical Tour & Contemporary ConversationView a short film about anti-slavery activists in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood during the 19th-century Abolitionist Movement, followed by a conversation with one of these activists’ descendants.Read more →
- Video | Man of Many Worlds Online PanelA lively discussion about Attucks’s Afro-Indian community and reflect on the experiences he might have had that informed his thinking about resistance and protest and ultimately brought him to King Street on the night of the Boston Massacre.Read more →