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Anchored in Rhode Island: The Slave Trade and Reckoning with Our Past

October 14, 2023 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM


This seminar will bring together a host of local scholars and authors to share the history of enslavement in Rhode Island, and offer insights on the legacy of slavery’s grasp on the narrative of our national and state history, and examine the impact on our current society as we recognize the work that still needs to be done to ensure all Americans are equal in law and opportunity.

Anchored in Rhode Island will feature key-note speakers Professors Hannah Francis of the University of Rhode Island, Charlotte Carrington- Farmer of Roger Williams University, and Joanne Pope-Melish, Emeritus Professor of History from the University of Kentucky.

The seminar will also present discussions on related topics, led by Charles Roberts, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Project, Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum, as well as Mack Scott, of the Ruth Simmons Center on Slavery &
Justice. North Kingstown town historian G. Timothy Cranston, and public historians John B. Dower, and Robert A. Geake will also participate.

Admission: adults $40.00, student $25.00, senior, $25, members free.

This event was made possible by the generosity of the North Kingstown Arts Council, and the volunteers and staff of The Cocumscussoc Association.

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Smith’s Castle, a National Historic Site, is located at 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852


October 14, 2023
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Smith’s Castle
55 Richard Smith Dr
North Kingstown, 02852 United States
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