Wonderful Concord Black Heritage and Abolitionists' Tour

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concord-village-300x242.gifConcordian Robert Robillard, posted on his blog A Concord Carpenter Comments:

"The Drinking Gourd Project (http://drinkinggourd.cchumanrights.org/) has been working to establish the Black Heritage and Abolitionists' Tour in Concord.

"The Town of Concord has a remarkable and time-limited opportunity to save a piece of our history: the Caesar Robbins House.

"It is one of the very few pieces of physical evidence of Concord's Black Heritage, and if it is demolished, a grave disservice will be done to our town's history.

"The hope is to move, preserve and restore the home, and have it serve as an interpretive site - as Concord's African American History Museum (of which we have many artifacts and documents from Thoreau and others in the transcendentalist movement), adding to the richness of Concord's story."
But do you know how far this tour has already come? Far enough that they now have an absolutely gorgeous map with 36 abolitionist-related sites in Concord listed and briefly explained. Download it here: http://drinkinggourd.cchumanrights.org/drinkinggourdproject_map.pdf

These locations cover from right in Concord center, to Lexington Road, Walden Woods, Jennie Dugan Road, Monument Street, Great Meadows, and what they call "the Abolitionists Neighborhood"just beyond the Milldam, including Sudbury Road, Walden Street and environs.

Funding to save and move the Robbins house will be coming up for a vote at April's Annual Town Meeting. 

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