When there is a talk about the events leading to the 13 British North American colonies separating from the British Empire, the Boston Massacre is always part of the discussion. There is a general knowledge about it. But what about the details that are not well known? Such as who was the lawyer who defended the British soldiers? It was John Adams – American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, Founding Father and second President.
Hear John Adams speak of what he described as “one the best pieces of service I ever rendered by country”. Learn of the unrest preceding the event, what happened the night of the Massacre and his participation in the trials that followed.
Presented by John Roeder, member of the Athens Chautauqua Society’s board of directors and a member of the Screen Actors Guild