The Battle of Rhode Island Association

Newport Middle Passage and Port Marker Project

Newport Middle Passage and Port Marker Logo

Residents of the Newport, Rhode Island area have established a grass-roots organization to create a memorial marker in Newport. This is a community movement to commemorate and honor those many thousands lost in the Middle Passage of the slave trade which was centered in Newport from the 17th to early 19th centuries. We will also will honor those who survived the middle passage, thrived and created a broad and deep heritage which still enriches us to this day.