The Drinking Gourd Project, Inc. is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African-American, and Anti-slavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Our mission is to illuminate this history, with its many untold stories and unsung heroes, and make it more accessible to school-age children, residents, and visitors in a way that will add a new layer to our understanding of our past and a deeper appreciation for the complexity of Concord and its role in creating a diverse America.

To do this, our goals are:

  1. To unearth and publish the stories of lesser-known individuals who led brave and heroic lives.
  2. To create a unique venue to explore these stories that have been forgotten or are no longer told.