The Humble Petitioner: Fighting for Rights in 18th Century Massachusetts
Visit Revolutionary Spaces’ newest exhibit at the Old State House, The Humble Petitioner: Fighting for Rights in 18th Century Massachusetts.
In Colonial America, those without the right to vote were forced to pursue other avenues to have their voices heard. While protests and even riots were common, many used the universal right to petition in order to reach legal solutions to the problems they faced.
Explore the power of petitions in Old State House’s Council Chamber–the very room where colonial and early state governments considered these and many other petitions from working men, women, enslaved people, and Native tribes to ... view more »
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