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The Boston Massacre, 250 Years Later

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On March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd of Bostonians. Five civilians died as a result. But despite multiple eyewitness accounts, there are still a number of unanswered questions about the event that later became known as the Boston Massacre.

We separate fact from fiction, and reflect on the legacy of the Boston Massacre, 250 years later, with Peter Drummey, librarian for the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Serena Zabin, history professor at Carleton College and author of "The Boston Massacre: A Family History."

This segment aired on March 5, 2020.

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