Declaration Reclamation

Declaration Reclamation

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How is my story a part of American history? Declaration Reclamation explores this question through a series of free workshops, conversations, and gatherings held in May, June, and July 2022 across Greater Boston. Amplifying underrepresented voices and stories that are glossed over in American history, the participatory events will engage minds and bodies to collectively reclaim space in the story of America, bridging the gap between the histories we are taught and the histories that define us.

Participants of any of the events will receive complimentary tickets to the June 28, 7:30PM performance of 1776 and be invited to a closing celebration at the end of July.

Declaration Reclamation is presented in collaboration with The Network of Arts Administrators of Color (ArtsBoston).

Support for Declaration Reclamation is provided by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.





Network for Arts Administrators of Color (ArtsBoston) offers participants the opportunity to connect, network, and share learnings with the intent to empower, elevate, and retain talented professionals of color in the sector.

Boston Public Library

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a pioneer of public library service in America. The mission of the Library is focused on four core areas: reading and literacy, spaces and programs, reference and instruction, and special collections and cultural heritage.

Wee The People

Wee The People (WTP) is a Boston-based social justice project for children ages 4-12. Launched in 2015 by two Black mothers, WTP organizes free, interactive workshops and events that explore activism, resistance, and social action through the visual and performing arts: music, dance/movement, theater, graphic arts, spoken word, and storytelling.

Ancestors unKnown

Ancestors unKnown is an education social enterprise that provides schools, non-profit organizations, and corporations with workshops and curricula related to archives, family history research, and other untold histories.


Dzidzor (Jee-Jaw) is a locally based African folklore performing artist, author, and entrepreneur. Dzidzor’s style of call and response has reimagined poetry and storytelling as a way to include the audience in an experience to challenge, inspire, and encourage self beyond traditional forms.

Aziza Robinson-Goodnight

An avid artist, activist, entrepreneur, and community organizer, Aziza Robinson-Goodnight is a woman committed to shaping, reenergizing, and creating systemic, sustainable changes in her native Boston and beyond.

Tammy Tai

Tammy Tai is the Deputy Director of King Boston, a program of the Boston Foundation working closely with the City of Boston to create a living memorial and programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and their time and work together in Boston. Tai brings over two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, with expertise in youth development and mentoring, leadership development, and racial equity.