DEC 17: This remote version of the performance originally staged in the Old State House’s Council Chamber will include a talk-back session with the actors and playwright.
Playwrights 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.
19th 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.
A conversation with David Silverman, author of several books on Native American, colonial American, and American racial history, including “This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and Troubled History of Thanksgiving.”
Conversation with Jared Hardesty, the Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University, and a scholar of colonial America, the Atlantic world, and the histories of labor and slavery.
Explores how Attucks has been interpreted through the years and grapples with the challenges that come with bringing Attucks to life.
Examining the political conversations that were taking place around the time of the Boston Massacre among white colonists and the African- and Native-descended communities.
View 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.
A 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.
Reviewing what we know about Attucks’s actions at the Boston Massacre, and how Americans have found inspiration in Attucks over the last 250 years.