Reflecting Attucks is a new temporary exhibit exploring the live and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the fist to fall in the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution.
Americans have turned the memory of Attucks into a powerful symbol of the courage and sacigice needed to achieve change over the couse of the 250 years since his murder on March 5, 1770. Reflecting Attucks illuminates hose generations of Americans saw their own reflection in the image of a man of mixed race standing in the face of fierce opposition.
We invite audiences to reflect together about this generation might call on the memory of Attucks to build a more just and equitable future tomorrow.
Due to the pandemic, Reflecting Attucks will be released online in monthly installments starting late summer 2020. The physical exhibit will remain on display in Representatives Hall at the Old State House through Summer 2021 and is included in museum admission.