[Patriots Day in Roxbury]
Original Airdate: 4/15/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports on the annual re-enactment on Patriot's Day of the ride of American Revolutionary leader William Dawes. Kelly notes that Dawes's ride is overshadowed by that of Paul Revere (American revolutionary leader). She reports that Dawes began his ride to Lexington in 1775 from the site of the First Church of Roxbury. Kelly notes that Tom Plant (Roxbury historian) organizes the annual re-enactment at the First Church of Roxbury. Kelly's report features footage of Plant and others in colonial costume at the re-enactment. Kelly interviews Plant and Butch Redding (Roxbury resident) about the re-enactment and the rich history of the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly reports that many historians overlook the sacrifices made by soldiers of color during the American Revolution. Kelly's report is accompanied by footage of Plant addressing a small crowd from the pulpit of the First Church of Roxbury.
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Subject : Keywords
African Americans - History
United States - History
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
First Church of Roxbury
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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