Explores how Attucks has been interpreted through the years and grapples with the challenges that come with bringing Attucks to life.
On Washington Street
Sept. 23, 2020 To promote an interest for our state’s history, Revolutionary Spaces and Boston Duck Tours, with the support of Revolution 250, are sponsoring a video documentary contest for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize to be divided among the team members. Each team member will also receive a family Boston Duck Tour and passes to the Old State House. Teams may consist of four or fewer students. This is… Read more 2021 Revolutionary Documentary Contest
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.
View a short film about anti-slavery activists in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood during the 19th-century Abolitionist Movement, followed by a conversation with one of these activists’ descendants.
A 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.
Reviewing what we know about Attucks’s actions at the Boston Massacre, and how Americans have found inspiration in Attucks over the last 250 years.
A panel discussion on scholarly disciplines that look beyond the written record for knowledge about the past, including research on language, music, and material culture.
Exploring how the memory of Attucks has inspired generations of activists to fight for social change.
Revisiting moments of 18th-century protest, debate, and rebellion at the Old South Meeting House and Old State House.
By Nathaniel Sheidley, President & CEO The two city blocks connecting these national landmarks – Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House – are hallowed ground for our American tradition of protest. On August 14, 1765, a crowd protesting the hated Stamp Act walked this same path. They began at Liberty Tree, a great elm located at what is now the intersection of Essex and Washington Streets, where an effigy of Andrew Oliver (the official responsible for enforcement… Read more On Protest in the Streets of Boston