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October 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

The African American Summer Experience in Newport, Rhode Island 1870 – 1930
Presented by
Theresa Guzman Stokes, President, 1696 Heritage Group
Keith Stokes, Vice President, 1696 Heritage Group

Gilded Age Newport In Color presents for the first time the persons and families that came to Newport each summer during the Gilded Age to share cultural, social, educational, political and personal discourse with fellow families of color and means. The lecture will present biographies of many of the most interesting men and women along with a display of black social, religious and political life during that era. Imagery will include people taking part in civic events, bike rides along Bellevue Avenue, bathing at Easton’s Beach, fishing on Cliff Walk and other related activities. Also introduced will be a web site containing biographies and images, including numerous black-owned businesses that catered to black and white customers of Gilded Age Newport.


548 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI United States
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