Clinton, Obama, and McCain campaign teams take note: here is some truly excellent propaganda by Paul Revere–238 years later, it still works. (Please note the blanching or erasure of Crispus Attucks, the first American to die in a confrontation with British soldiers in the American Revolution, who was in fact of African and Algonquian ancestry.)
Thirteen years ago when I was living in Massachusetts, Historiann attended the historical reenactment of the Boston Massacre in front of the old Customs House. Fortuitously, it was a dark and snowy night, just like in 1770, and the reenactors did a fine job. I recommend that anyone see it at least once–tonight, they’re doing only a commemoration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday the 8th is the big day for reenactment: there is a kids’ reenactment at 11 and 2, and they’re doing another after-dark reenactment Saturday night at 7. Details here!