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The Robbins House Welcomes an Artist in Residence and Summer Interns

Thanks to a generous Mass Humanities CARES Act grant, we’ve hired an artist-in-residence and three summer interns.

Artist In Residence: Jaelen Johnson

Jaelen is keenly interested in the relationship between race, activism, and art. He will be working closely with our programming committee to develop original art inspired by the narratives of the Robbins House. He will also work closely with the Concord Center for the Visual Arts [] artist Keith Washington to show Keith’s work virtually.


Keith Washington is a local artist/educator featured at Concord Art whose work honors the ordinary people surviving daily life in a racially unjust society designed to marginalize them.

Summer Interns: Isadora Goldman Leviton, Jared Rhee, & Amanda Shih

Isadora Goldman Leviton
Jared Rhee
Amanda Shih

All three summer interns are students at Concord Academy and have distinguished themselves in African American history courses. Thank you to Robbins House board member and teacher Kim Frederick for recruiting such talented students! They will help with the following projects:

  • Collaboration: Helping with our ongoing collaboration with the Concord Museum on their holiday Family Trees program as well as planning for our co-sponsored forum on Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotterhosted by Robbins House Advisor Kerri Greenidge, which is set to take place in September.
  • Virtual Programming: Helping our interpreters create and, more importantly, edit videos that we’ll post to our website. Since we’re closed for the season, we’d like our interpreters to help tell our stories virtually.
  • High School Program: Helping create a Robbins House virtual program aimed specifically at high school students, finding the best ways to tell our stories to young adults.
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