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Exhibit Opening: A Name, A Voice, A Life; the Black Newporters of the 17th-19th Centuries

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday May 29, 6pm to 8pm

Richard I. Burnham Resource Center

82 Touro Street, Newport, RI

Discover the rich narratives of five individuals of African descent who resided in Newport from its founding in 1639 to the abolition of slavery in Rhode Island’s constitution in 1842. Delve into their connections, commercial endeavors, religious affiliations, and more through an immersive exhibit at the Newport Historical Society Richard I. Burnham Resource Center (82 Touro Street, Newport, RI).

The exhibit also features interpretations by four local artists, offering visual insights into the lives and experiences of these historical figures. Join us for the exhibition from May 29, 2024 – November 29, 2024, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Registration for this event is highly encouraged. 

Register Here: https://forms.gle/DXW6vNvbsBnT7ddJ9

Thank you for the generous support from our exhibition sponsors at Rhode Island Humanities, The Decorative Arts Trust, Bank Newport, Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, and Rhode Island Energy.


May 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NHS Resource Center
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840