Projects + Events
The Drinking Gourd Project’s goal is to unearth and disseminate the stories of Concord’s earliest African Americans, and to create a venue to explore these stories that have been forgotten or are no longer told.Read more
Education + Learning
One of our goals is to create online educational resources and tools for schools and community groups. Teachers, school administrators, families, scout leaders, civic organizations and media members are our target audiences.Read more
Donations are gratefully accepted to expand our work on the African American and Antislavery History of Concord, and to help create compelling, immersive exhibits to tell these stories.Read more
The Drinking Gourd Project, Inc. is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African-American, and Antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The Drinking Gourd Project’s mission is to reveal the little known African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance. Our vision is to inspire conversation, expand understanding and contribute to a better society.
Our goals are:
- To unearth and disseminate the stories of Concord’s earliest African Americans (particularly residents of African descent in the 19th century Robbins House);
- To create educational resources based upon the experience of Concord’ early African Americans; and
- To promote dialogue about social justice.