Event | The Colonization of Black Female Bodies with Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes 7/21

The Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project presents Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes in an online event for the general public in collaboration with the Redwood Library and Atheneum of Newport. WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 AT 6 PM EDT – 7 PM EDT Register here In this presentation, Dr. Barros Gomes will discuss how the … Continue reading Event | The Colonization of Black Female Bodies with Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes 7/21

Event | African Heritage Tour at God’s Little Acre

Hosted by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Register here The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society is offering tours of God’s Little Acre, the oldest and largest cemetery for enslaved and free Africans. The tour focuses on the Creative Survival of the African Heritage people of Newport; their journey from enslavement to freedom and how they … Continue reading Event | African Heritage Tour at God’s Little Acre

Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Introduction to the African heritage people who lived, worked, worshiped and eventually died in Colonial Newport. Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST Register here Before the American Revolution, Newport, Rhode Island was the largest and most active slave port in British North America. As part of that legacy, Newport is … Continue reading Event tomorrow: Stories in Stone, America’s African Burying Ground in Newport, RI

Event: Power, Privilege and Preservation: The History of African American Civil Rights in Newport, Rhode Island

Zoom lecture organized by Newport Mansions Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.Register here On the subject of Newport’s and Rhode Island’s African-American history, no one is more expert than Theresa Guzman Stokes and Keith Stokes. We are thrilled that they will be the guest speakers for our annual lecture in Honor of John G. … Continue reading Event: Power, Privilege and Preservation: The History of African American Civil Rights in Newport, Rhode Island