See how events in our backyard have shaped the entire nation. Trace the ideals of the Revolution through Independence, abolition, struggles for civil rights, and into the present day.
The home of colonial government in Massachusetts in the 1700s, site of the Boston Massacre, and the point of origin for vital debates about self-government that continue today.
We think of the Boston Massacre as the start of the American Revolution. In Jeffers’s hands, it becomes a moment to call out the hypocrisy of white colonists in comfortable circumstances who protested their “enslavement” by the British even as they held Blacks in bondage.
An exploration of how our memories of the legendary Boston activist Melnea Cass can help us channel grief into a call for lasting change.
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.
A virtual exhibit that examines the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African & Native descent who was the first to die in the Boston Massacre.
Over the almost 250 years since his death, Crispus Attucks has remained a symbol for various movements advocating for African American rights, from Abolitionism to the Civil Rights Movement. 21st Century movements have been no different. Attucks’s identity has been yet again recovered by the grassroots Black Lives Matter movement.