2019 marks 400 years of slavery in America. Rhode Island was a major player in this vicious episode of our history, and also a leader in abolishing it. Breaking Chains tells this story through a series of events held from June 12 to June 15.
Breaking Chains Event 4 [SOLD OUT]
“A Living History Walking Tour of Slavery in Rhode Island” led by Ray Rickman, the foremost authority on Providence African American life, is a groundbreaking walking tour of the East Side features seven sites, reenactments, and unique, interactive activities which provide an extraordinary window into slavery and abolitionism in Rhode Island. Experience bondage, escape, manumission, everyday life, burial, and the campaign for freedom. See Governor Hopkins’ slave, Fibbo, at work in the yard; hear Reverend Crummell’s stirring appeal to the Free Suffrage Convention; visit the Chace Sisters’ grave site; and more.
This landmark tour is limited to the first 45 registrants.
Tickets are $18 per person. For additional information, call (401) 421-0606 .
The Walking Tour originates at Stages of Freedom, 10 Westminster Street, Providence.
We suggest participants wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water. Free parking on College Street in the lot behind Brown University’s Rockefeller Library.