The Picture of Innocence: Symbols and Propaganda from the Boston Massacre

FRI, MAR 20, 2015 (36:13)

The Boston Massacre became infamous throughout the American Colonies in a matter of weeks. Patriot leaders immediately circulated the news with heavy doses of propaganda. So what really happened on March 5, 1770? What did it mean to colonists who gathered at Old South Meeting House for memorial services, or who read an account in their newspaper in Pennsylvania or Georgia? Historian and Old South Meeting House Educator Tegan Kehoe walks viewers through the facts and fictions of Paul Revere’s famous print and several other contemporary depictions of the “bloody massacre on King Street.”

+ BIO: Tegan Kehoe

Tegan Kehoe is a public historian, writer, museum educator, collections specialist, and student curator, and a history, arts, and culture blogger. Currently, she works as the Museum Educator and Reservations Manager at Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA, and manages the Tufts Museum Studies blog. She is earning her M.A. in History and Museum Studies at Tufts University.

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