The Robbins House – Concord’s African American History

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VISIT THE ROBBINS HOUSE

Our site is a 544 sq. ft. historic early 19th century house formerly inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved African American Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins, and by fugitive slave Jack Garrison.
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LEARN THE HISTORY

The stories of the occupants of The Robbins House reveal the ways in which this first generation of free Concord African Americans pursued independence and contributed to the antislavery movement
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TAKE A WALKING TOUR

We created a map of African American and antislavery history in Concord, MA.

Download the map and take a walking tour of the African American and Antislavery history sites in Concord.

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From The Great Meadow To The Metropolis: Concord’s African-Americans In Antebellum Boston

From the Great Meadow to the Metropolis: Concord’s African-Americans in Antebellum Boston

John Hannigan is a PhD candidate in History at Brandeis University and the Scholar-in-Residence at The Robbins House in Concord

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“A Lady Of Much Wit And Genius”: Mary Moody Emerson In Concord

“A Lady of Much Wit and Genius”: Mary Moody Emerson in Concord

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona. Lecture cosponsored by the…

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“Such A Dusky Orb”: African American Presence And The Landscapes Of Concord

“Such a dusky orb”: African American Presence and the Landscapes of Concord

July 19th 7:00 pm – Concord Museum. Join Robbins House Advisor Dr. Lois Brown at the Concord Museum for a talk about the African American presence on and beyond the land of Concord.

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Outcasts And Others: Hardscrabble Lives In Concord

Outcasts and Others: Hardscrabble Lives in Concord

Robert Gross, Draper Professor of Early American History, Emeritus, at the University of Connecticut will participate in the Concord Museum…

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Freedom For All?

Freedom for All?

“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Monday, July 4th, The Robbins House, 11am When our nation declared…

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