Generations of artists and writers have brought us face to face with an imagined Attucks through intimate portrayals of the man and his role in the Boston Massacre. Together, these pictures and poems make the case that African and Native descended peoples have always been central to the American story.
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- Attucks in ArtArtists portrayed Attucks to remind the nation that people of African and Native descent are central to the American story.Read more →
- Facing AttucksWith no confirmed portrait of Attucks, artists draw on their imaginations to bring him to life.Read more →
- Imagining the MassacreArtists draw on the memory of Attucks’s role in the Massacre to help navigate moments of national crisis.Read more →
- An American HeroAttucks takes his place in the pantheon of national heroes in the popular consciousness.Read more →
- Video | Imagining AttucksExplores how Attucks has been interpreted through the years and grapples with the challenges that come with bringing Attucks to life.Read more →
- Video | Discovering Crispus – A Play in ProcessExploring how the memory of Attucks has inspired generations of activists to fight for social change.Read more →