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April, 1775: No Great Surprise–A lecture by historian Ray Raphael

March 3 @ 7:00 PM

The American Revolution truly began well over a year before the battles at Lexington and Concord. Its first heroes weren’t the famous names in our textbooks, but little-known locals supported by thousands of Massachusetts people in 1774. Ray Raphael tells the dramatic story of the cascade of events in Massachusetts between the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and the “shot heard ’round the world” in 1775.
Ray Raphael is an American historian and author of twenty books with a particular focus on the lives of ordinary people. He is noted for his work on the American Revolution and the Constitution. For our event, he will focus on Concord’s role in the American Revolution, drawing from his 2015 book co-authored with Marie Raphael, entitled The Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began.
This program is presented by the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish. requested donation $10. To receive a link to the online presentation, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/…/april-1775-no-great… and click the Tickets button.

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