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Don't be alarmed by the sound of mustketfire downtown on Thursday morning
By adamg on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:32pm
The Paul Revere Daughters of the American Revolution sound the alarum: At 9 a.m. on Thursday, on the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, a wreath will be laid at the Granary Burying Ground. Muskets will be fired.
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One thing I miss about working downtown
is routinely encountering professional Colonial cosplayers. It’s easy to forget that this little burg was pivotal in the birth of the nation; events like these are a useful reminder. We’re way more than Marky Mark and clam chowder and obnoxiously successful sports franchises.
I haven’t climbed the Bunker Hill monument or toured the USS Constitution in decades: I gotta do those again. Having temporarily lived in bigger, younger, less historical American cities, I guess I really am a proud provincial. “I got an icy snowball for you right heah, you red-coated fuck.”
A lot of states have official state-history curricula
But Massachusetts doesn't need one - the kids get their fill during US history.
Neat! This is cool
Glad they don't, and thank you Adam for the heads-up.
Thank you John Adams
For your defense of the British soldiers who were put on trial after this tragic event. Your willingness to defend the accused against the angry mobs in what could be considered the first case of excessive force by the police was heroic.
You showed the world that in Boston justice rules not angry mobs.
How times change...
And now Harvard Law students protest one of their professors working on the Harvey Weinstein defense team.
How times don't change
Do you think John Adams didn't face criticism at the time for representing the British soldiers?
Crispus is a first name that
Crispus is a first name that ought to come back.
A one-man American melting pot who sacrificed his life, that guy.