An exploration of how our memories of the legendary Boston activist Melnea Cass can help us channel grief into a call for lasting change.
JAN 27: How William Monroe Trotter, a prominent Black Boston activist, protested the white nationalist film by invoking the memory of Crispus Attucks.
Examining the political conversations that were taking place around the time of the Boston Massacre among white colonists and the African- and Native-descended communities.
Over the almost 250 years since his death, Crispus Attucks has remained a symbol for various movements advocating for African American rights, from Abolitionism to the Civil Rights Movement. 21st Century movements have been no different. Attucks’s identity has been yet again recovered by the grassroots Black Lives Matter movement.