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About

Purpose
The Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society was established to educate American citizens and the public in general about the life and contributions of Dr. Joseph Warren to our American Revolution and Independence movement.
Non-Profit Organization
Designated by the IRS as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society (DJWHS) was officially established as a nonprofit corporation on April 12, 2019.
Why Was The Historical Society Established?
The Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society was formed to fill an important void in American history: the lack of knowledge of the leading role that Dr. Warren played in events which impacted our movement toward American Independence. As we approach our nation's 250th anniversary, various historical societies and organizations throughout the nation have been preparing a number of events - both celebratory and educational, and within the thirteen original colonies in particular, to highlight events leading to our American independence. Sadly, less obvious to the masses is the leading role that Dr. Joseph Warren played in those events. As one of the most important early American revolutionaries, it is important to restore Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of America's founders. Without Dr. Warren the "Rebellion" may have faltered, ultimately ending as a failure. Warren died far too soon to have been memorialized in classroom history books as he sacrificed his life on the battlefield at Breed's Hill, (commonly referred to as Bunker Hill), on June 17, 1775, fighting for the causes he had been championing for close to a decade. We have already begun compiling a diverse group of supporters from a wide range of territories and backgrounds to help further the DJWHS efforts.
Leadership: Randolph G. Flood
Randolph G. Flood is Co-Founder and President of the Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society. Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the American Revolution Consortium for Civic Education (ARCCE), he is also a Co-Founder of The Real American Revolution, a public television education series. Graduating from Shepherd College, West Virginia in 1973, Mr. Flood began his professional career serving on the staff of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works during the "Environmental Decade of the 1970's" when most of our nation's environmental laws were enacted. After leaving the Senate staff, he formed Randolph G. Flood & Associates; a government relations firm which represented numerous maritime and defense clients that included transportation pioneer Malcom McLean, the "Father of Containerization," among others.

While in Washington, D.C. Mr. Flood taught Government and Business courses on the legislative and budget processes as Adjunct Faculty at George Washington University, and was a frequent guest lecturer at numerous trade association, business and Labor conferences. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolution Round Table and a frequent guest lecturer on topics pertaining to the American Revolution.
Leadership: Christian Di Spigna
Christian Di Spigna is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society. A graduate of Columbia University, Christian specializes in early American history, and lectures throughout the country. He is a regular speaker and volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg, where he educates a wide array of audiences. He is the author of the biography Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero. Founding Martyr tells the story of one of America's forgotten Founding Fathers, a man whom a British officer once called "the greatest incendiary in all of America."

Joseph Warren, a respected Boston physician, played a key role in almost every pivotal insurrectionary event in the Boston area from 1765 to 1775, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as dispatching Paul Revere, William Dawes and others on their famous "midnight rides." Yet after his untimely death at the Battle of Bunker Hill, his legend faded and became overshadowed by contemporaries such as Samuel Adams and John Hancock. After over 20 years of research of primary resources, such as medical ledgers, private and public letters, journals, and many other materials, Christian's mission is to help restore Dr. Warren to his rightful place among the Revolutionary greats.
Educational Outreach & Training Programs
The goal of the Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society is to promote an educational awareness about Dr. Warren in a variety of ways: 1) Highlighting the contributions of Dr. Warren in seminars about the Pre-war Period of the American Revolution (1763 to 1775); 2) Sponsoring an annual Dr. Joseph Warren Symposium featuring scholars, authors and historians to discuss Warren's legacy; 3) Developing an Educational Curriculum to provide opportunities for teachers to obtain Professional Development Training Certification that will enable them to integrate a history of the early stages of the American Revolution into their classroom curriculum; 4) Creating a Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Society Scholarship for college students majoring in Early Colonial American History; and 5) Establishing a "Dr. Joseph Warren Historic Trail" in Boston and the surrounding area.

The 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre has passed. It is crucial to begin planning commemorations of events that Warren spearheaded to parallel the next five years of anniversaries to honor, celebrate, and memorialize Dr. Joseph Warren's important role in our history. After 2025 the window of opportunity will be gone.