A view of the North Bridge in Concord, Mass., where the “shot herd round the world” was fired and consider what liberty means to you. Aug. 19, 2017

The Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French has been watching over North Bridge in Concord, Mass., since 1875. The Minute Man statue with plow and musket in hand, this iconic colonial silently honors the minute men where they took their stand. Aug. 19, 2017

Minute Man National Park in Concord, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017

The Robbins House, a 544 sq. Ft. Historic early 19th century house, stands across from the Old North Bridge in the Concord section of the Minute Man National Historical Park. It is one of the only known historical sites commemorating the legacy of a previously enslaved Revolutionary War veteran, Caesar Robbins, and by fugitive slave, Jack Garrison. Aug. 19, 2017

Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcot and her family, is also the setting for her beloved book “Little Women.” Aug. 19, 2017

Where Ralph Waldo Emerson, foremost 19th century literary figure lived and wrote from 1835 until his death in 1882. Ralph Waldo Emerson was persuaded to speak out against slavery publicly by his wife Lydian, his Aunt Mary and his friend Mary Brooks. He supported the controversial abolitionist John Brown. Aug. 19, 2017

The Alcott family headstones, including Amos Bronson Alcott, transcendentalist, philosopher and educator; his wife, Abby May and their daughter, Louisa May Alcott, the author of “Little Women,” at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017

The headstone of Ralph Waldo Emerson in the center, with his wife Lidian to the left and his and daughter Ellen to the right at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017

A mural at a shop the busy Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017

The busy Harvard Square with its shops and restaurants in Cambridge, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017

A sign at a restaurant at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., letting any Nazi practitioner know, they are not welcomed. This sign pretty much sums up both the present and the past. Aug. 19, 2017

The campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Aug. 19, 2017