This week in Revolutionary Austin 8/24/14

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More Revolutionaries to share this week - 5 down, 8 to go!

Travis County Attorney David Escamilla, Assistant County Attorney Mack Martinez, and political activist and organizer Debbie Russell were our subjects this week, and all were perfect in their respective rolls as John Adams, Bernardo de Gálvez, and Deborah Sampson. (Don't forget - we'll have more about each person and historical figure during the exhibit!)

Our fabulous Revolutionaries of the week.

Our fabulous Revolutionaries of the week.

David was our barrister John Adams c. representing the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. Although Adams sympathized with the colonists, he deeply believed everyone deserves a fair trial, access to justice, and equality under the law. It's that value in both men that I honor and respect.

  Big thanks to Judge Eric Shepperd, for helping out with access to the Travis County Courthouse and Judge Tim Sulak for allowing us to photograph in his courtroom. p.s.- The flag hanging in the background is an original from the war for Texas Independence, although the artist used the rally cry from the American Revolution.

 

Big thanks to Judge Eric Shepperd, for helping out with access to the Travis County Courthouse and Judge Tim Sulak for allowing us to photograph in his courtroom.

p.s.- The flag hanging in the background is an original from the war for Texas Independence, although the artist used the rally cry from the American Revolution.

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More later this week with photos from Mack and Debbie!

Best,

sandra