OCT 8, 4PM
Please note this event is being offered as a benefit for Revolutionary Spaces members, who will receive a special registration link by email. Not yet a member?
Please join us for a Members’ View 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. Jared is author of Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England.
During this event, members can learn more about Jared’s research and continue the discussion from Attucks: A Man of Many Worlds, where Jared was recently a panelist.
Reflecting Attucks is a virtual exhibit that explores the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the first to die at the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution.
Over the next several months, we will delve into Attucks’s world and look at how generations of Americans have seen their own reflection in the image of Attucks standing in the face of fierce opposition. By remembering him as a martyr, leader and courageous fighter, they fueled freedom movements that changed the course of history.