Digital Resource Guide — Rhode Island’s African American History

June 4, 2020
Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Resources on African American History
EnCompass: A Digital Archive of Rhode Island History


Center for the Study of Slavery and Injustice, Brown University


Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University


‘Rhode Tour’, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and Rhode Island Historical Society


1696 Heritage Group


Creative Survival
  • “A collaboration of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and 1696 Heritage Group to present history as the collective memory of African heritage people from enslavement, freedom, and beyond. It is a means to remembering important people, places and events in the history of the African diaspora.”


Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History


‘Institutional Racism: A Syllabus’, JSTOR Daily
‘Talking about Race’ from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rhode Island and the Slave Trade: Buying and Selling Human Beings


‘Every Work of American Literature Is About Race’: Writers on How We Got Here, New York Times 
John Lewis – ‘Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,’ New York Times
DisappearingInk:A Bibliography of Writings by and about Rhode Island African Americans
Slave Money Paved the Streets. Now This Posh RI City Strives to Teach its Past, The 74
Newport Historical Society, Free African Union Society and African Benevolent Society records, 1787-1824