Recorded June 26, 2020
Watch this lively conversation with Revolutionary Spaces EVP, Museum Experience Anne Freeh Engel, Plays in Place Producing Artistic Director Patrick Gabridge, Playwright Miranda Austen ADEkoje, and Director Pascale Florestal.
The play-in-process will explore how the memory of Attucks has inspired generations of activists to fight for social change. While the story takes shape, this special program allows the creators to share their progress and reveal themes that stand out most to them today.
Reflecting Attucks is a virtual exhibit that explores the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the first to die at the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution.
Over the next several months, we will delve into Attucks’s world and look at how generations of Americans have seen their own reflection in the image of Attucks standing in the face of fierce opposition. By remembering him as a martyr, leader and courageous fighter, they fueled freedom movements that changed the course of history.
More From Reflecting Attucks
- Video | Man of Many Worlds Online PanelA lively discussion about Attucks’s Afro-Indian community and reflect on the experiences he might have had that informed his thinking about resistance and protest and ultimately brought him to King Street on the night of the Boston Massacre.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 →