JUNE 15: A panel featuring the producer and director of the new short film series Imagining the Age of Phillis, as well as poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, on whose poems the films are based.
An exploration of how our memories of the legendary Boston activist Melnea Cass can help us channel grief into a call for lasting change.
JAN 27: How William Monroe Trotter, a prominent Black Boston activist, protested the white nationalist film by invoking the memory of Crispus Attucks.
NOV 10: African American leaders in late 19th century Boston fought to create a lasting monument to Crispus Attucks on Boston Common.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring how the memory of Attucks has inspired generations of activists to fight for social change.