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Creative Survival: The 18th & 19th century African American Community in Newport


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Tour of the Month presented by Newport History Tours

Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where slaves lived and labored, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. It concludes in the country’s oldest intact African-American graveyard, “God’s Little Acre.”

Tours cost $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended as space is limited. Departs from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI. 401-841-8770.