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.
Join Revolutionary Spaces staff for brief gallery talks highlighting the key stories and themes in each of our gallery spaces.
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- Fighting for ChangeGenerations of Americans called on the memory of Attucks in their own struggles for freedom and equality.Read more →
- Life at SeaOn the docks, Attucks encountered many discontented sailors and colonists who opposed British authority.Read more →
- Connection to Black CommunitiesAttucks likely interacted with Bostonians of African descent who were pressing for their freedom before the Revolution.Read more →
- Connection to Native PeoplesAs a man of Native ancestry, Attucks would have had many reasons to resent both the colonists and the British.Read more →
- African and Native FamiliesAttucks belonged to a blended community created by the forces of colonialism, slavery and love.Read more →
- Putting the Pieces TogetherKey written documents offer clues to Attucks’s life.Read more →
- A Man of Many WorldsAttucks’s views were likely shaped by his life as a mariner of African and Native descent living in British-occupied Boston.Read more →
- IntroductionExamining the few details we know about Crispus Attucks’s life and how his legacy has evolved over 250 years.Read more →