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MLK and the Strength of Shared Dreams

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Zoom webinar on Friday, January 21st at 6:30 pm for a live character portrayal and video depicting how MLK’s “Poor Peoples Campaign” was a turning point in intersectional advocacy.

The Colored Museum

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA, United States

Running Friday and Saturday 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM from May 20-June 5 at The Umbrella Arts Center, George C. Wolfe's classic play, The Colored Museum, is a witty, provocative, often hysterically funny play acted through vignettes that challenges Black stereotypes, popular culture tropes, and notions of traditional museums and cultural institutions themselves. Named among "14…

The Robbins House Talkback

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA, United States

The Umbrella is delighted to offer a special talkback following the May 29 Sunday matinee of The Colored Museum. May 29 immediately following the play, stay for a panel discussion with experts from The Robbins House, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Featured speakers…

READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS TOGETHER

The Robbins House 320 Monument Street Across from the North Bridge and The Old Manse, Concord, United States

Join us for a public reading of his Fourth of July Address No Rain Date Sunday, July 3rd at 10 am – 12 pm The Robbins House, Concord MA Across from the North Bridge Hosted by The Robbins House FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sponsored by Mass Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library…

Join us in Observing the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Brister Freeman’s Death

The Robbins House 320 Monument Street Across from the North Bridge and The Old Manse, Concord, United States

Brister Freeman (1744-1822) was enslaved in Concord for the first 30 or so years of his life. Having gained his freedom after fighting in the Revolutionary War – when he changed his name from Brister Cuming to Brister Freeman – he purchased an acre of “old field” in Walden Woods. There he lived with his…

Fall Visit Day

The Robbins House 320 Monument Street Across from the North Bridge and The Old Manse, Concord, United States

Saturday, October 15 10:00 a.m. Visit to learn more about the little known African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance.

Concord Festival of Authors: The Robbins House presents Ray Shepard, author of A Long Time Coming

Goodwin Forum, Concord Public Library 129 Main Street, Concord, MA, United States

CONCORD FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS 2023 Ray Shepard author of A Long Time Coming A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama Saturday, October 21 11:00 AM CFPL Goodwin Forum REGISTER TODAY! Why Did Ray Anthony Shepard Write a Book About Race in This Divisive Era? Ray Anthony Shepard discusses A…

The Robbins House: A School. Sugar. A Slave Bell.

Goodwin Forum, Concord Public Library 129 Main Street, Concord, MA, United States

The Robbins House in collaboration with the Concord Free Public Library present: A School. Sugar. A Slave Bell. A Presentation by Concord’s African American History Museum The Robbins House Friday, October 28 7:00 pm Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street Goodwin Forum LEARN MORE   Our 544 square foot historic house in Concord jars…

“Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” Film Viewing & Discussion

Goodwin Forum, Concord Public Library 129 Main Street, Concord, MA, United States

Watch and then discuss Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black racism is interwoven with archival footage, interviews, and Robinson's story, exploring the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it. This screening is…

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A Celebration Honoring The 200th Anniversary of The Birth Concord’s Native Daughter Ellen Garrison, Educator, and Activist

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH/FIRST UNIVERSALIST MEETING HOUSE & CONCORD TOWN HOUSE AND MONUMENT SQUARE 12 Monument Square, Concord, MA, United States

For the first time in 200 years, on April 14, 2023, Concord will publicly honor and celebrate the birth of one of its most inspirational daughters, Ellen Garrison and showcase the 1841 visit of Frederick Douglass to Concord! FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2023 6 PM TO 8 PM...An Evening of Celebration! HOLY FAMILY CHURCH/FIRST UNIVERSALIST MEETING…

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