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A Name, A Voice, A Life: The Black Newporters of the 17th-19th Centuries” Exhibition Opening

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by Newport Historical Society

Wednesday, May 29, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Richard I. Burnham Resource Center -at 82 Touro St. Newport, RI 02840

Registration is highly encouraged.

Register Here: https://forms.gle/DXW6vNvbsBnT7ddJ9

Discover the rich narratives of five individuals of African descent who resided in Newport from its founding in 1639 to the abolition of slavery in Rhode Island’s constitution in 1842. Delve into their connections, commercial endeavors, religious affiliations, and more through an immersive exhibit at the Newport Historical Society Richard I. Burnham Resource Center (82 Touro Street, Newport, RI).

The exhibit also features interpretations by four local artists, offering visual insights into the lives and experiences of these historical figures. Join us for the exhibition from May 29, 2024 – November 29, 2024, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Registration for this event is highly encouraged. 

Register Here: https://forms.gle/DXW6vNvbsBnT7ddJ9

“A Name, A Voice, A Life: The Black Newporters of the 17th-19th Centuries Exhibition” is made possible in part through funding support from Rhode Island Humanities.


May 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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