A year in a snapshot: Defining freedom for the “land of the free”

250 years ago, those residing in the New England colonies embarked on journeys that would influence our modern understanding of freedom and liberty. This project features reflections on slavery, civil disobediance, and how Americans relate to pivotal moments like the Boston Tea Party today.

Gallery: 250th Celebration of the Boston Tea Party

About this project

This multimedia project is a culmination of interviews and archival research. The feature image on this page is an print by J. Andrew, c. 1855, depicting men dressed as Indigenous men rowing to merchant ships and dumping imported tea into the Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. Image courtesy of Library of Congress.

Editing team:
Kristian Moravec, Creative Director and Lead Editor
Tyra Brooks, Editor
Sophia Falbo, Editor