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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- An American HeroAttucks takes his place in the pantheon of national heroes in the popular consciousness.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 →
- Facing AttucksWith no confirmed portrait of Attucks, artists draw on their imaginations to bring him to life.Read more →
- Attucks in ArtArtists portrayed Attucks to remind the nation that people of African and Native descent are central to the American story.Read more →
- Fighting for EquityIn Boston, Attucks’s legacy became a powerful tool for Black leaders facing white backlash against desegregation.Read more →
- Fighting for EqualityA new generation of activists invokes Attucks’s story to challenge white supremacists at the turn of the 20th century.Read more →
- Fighting for A Place in the CityAs Black communities faced new threats and challenges following the Civil War, Black Bostonians took up the cause of creating a monument to secure Attucks’s legacy.Read more →
- Fighting for FreedomPresented as the first martyr of the Revolution, Attucks’s legacy is revived to serve the cause of abolition.Read more →
- Fighting for IndependenceAttucks’s death at the Boston Massacre became a rallying point on the road to Revolution.Read more →