The Drinking Gourd Project

3/5/2010 – Traces of the Trade Event

Join us Friday, March 5, 2010 Join us for a screening of the documentary The Traces of the Trade: A story from the Deep North featuring a discussion by Dain and Constance Perry, DeWolfe family member who talk about their family legacy of slave trading. Benefitting the Caesar Robbins Educational Center This award-winning film documents [...]

Save the Caesar Robbins House

The Town of Concord has a remarkable and extremely 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. We are faced [...]

“Thank you” from The Drinking Gourd Project

The Drinking Gourd Project members want to thank everyone who came to hear Elise Lemire speak about her new book Black Walden: Slavery and it’s Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts, and to see the lively reenactment of a Concord Antislavery meeting on May 17th. It was fascinating to learn about another layer of Concord’s history: as [...]

5/17/2009: Come back in time with us!

The Drinking Gourd Project Africans, Abolitionists and Women of Concord, MA in the 17th-19th Century   The Drinking Gourd Project presents a “walk” through lost history, unearthing the stories of ordinary people who led heroic lives Sunday, May 17th, 3:00 pm* First Parish Church 20 Lexington Road Concord, Massachusetts   Keynote speaker Elise Lemire Elise [...]

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