Concord’s African American & Abolitionist History
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Explore Concord’s lesser known but culturally rich African American history from Concord’s slavery past through the Civil War and African American right to vote. We’ll start at the Robbins House in the Old North Bridge parking lot – soon to be the Interpretive Center for Concord’s African American and Abolitionist History, and learn about the Robbins family over five generations. Our walk heads to Monument Square, stopping at the Old Manse, Caesar Robbins’ grandson’s house, the Old Burying Ground, and pointing out several Underground Railroad stations and stories along the way, including the home of Henry David Thoreau. When we arrive back at the Old North Bridge parking lot, we’ll have a fuller understanding of Concord’s fight for freedom.