Reflecting Attucks

Reflecting Attucks is 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, an event now regarded as the start of the American Revolution.

Revolutionary Spaces offers all of the content from our current exhibit on Attucks inside Boston’s Old State House, just across the street from the site of the Boston Massacre. We are folding in digital exclusive content that we couldn’t fit on the walls of the exhibit, and holding online panels to provide a space to come together and reflect on what Attucks can mean for all of us today.

We hope you’ll join us for this journey. Please sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to keep up to date on the latest content releases and panels. If you are in Boston, you can buy tickets to see the entire exhibit at the Old State House. And if you have comments or questions about the project, email us at

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Attucks the man becomes an American legend.

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A Man of Many Worlds

Attucks’s views were likely shaped by his life as a mariner of African and Native descent living in British-occupied Boston.

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Fighting for Change

Generations of Americans called on the memory of Attucks in their own struggles for freedom and equality.

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Attucks in Art

Artists portrayed Attucks to remind the nation that people of African and Native descent are central to the American story.

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Fighting for Tomorrow

What does the memory of Crispus Attucks mean to us today?

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Digital Exclusives

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