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.
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.