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Visit The Robbins House

June, July & August: 11-4
(Closed Tuesdays)
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)

320 Monument Street
Concord MA
(Located opposite the Old North Bridge)

(978) 254-1745

Concord Museum Community Conversation Series

Wednesday, April 24th • Rasmussen Education Center

Frederick Douglass in Concord

Prize-winning historian Robert A. Gross and TRH co-president Maria Madison discussed the historical context for Frederick Douglass’s two visits to Concord in the 1840s. Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838, rose to become one of this nation’s most effective abolitionists, spoke twice in Concord:
October 12, 1841 at a meeting of the Middlesex County Antislavery Society at the Universalist Church on Monument Square; and

August 1, 1844 at the Concord Ladies Antislavery Society’s ten-year anniversary commemoration of the emancipation of slavery in the British West Indies.

 

L to R: Tom Putnam, Concord Museum Edward W. Kane Executive Director; Maria Madison, The Robbins House Founder and Co-President; Robert Gross, Concord Museum Trustee and James L. Draper Professor of Early American history Emeritus, University of Connecticut

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