DIVERSITY IN THE 603
CONCORD, UNITED STATES
SEPTEMBER 2019 | 100 PORTRAITS
Concord is the capital of New Hampshire and has a rich cultural history. From the Pennacook Tribe of the Abenaki to the British who were first to settle here; quarry workers and their families who immigrated from Quebec, French Canadians who were drawn to Concord for the chance to cut rock for our rail station, and the Swedes and Italian stonecutters who joined them.
When Concord was designated a refugee resettlement city in 1990's the first group of newcomers arrived from the former Yugoslavia, followed by refugees from Nepal (of Bhutanese descent), and African refugees primarily from Somalia, Liberia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Today, New Hampshire is home to many cultures and ethnicities and becoming more diverse everyday. Our goal is to showcase who we are as Concord residents, new residents and those have been here for many generations. Each portrait will be connected to a story of how they came to be in Concord, and why they continue to stay. My goal is to show that we are more alike than we are different. #diversityinthe603