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Lecture: African Artisans in Colonial Newport

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Olneyville Library - Main Area 2 Room
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us as Providence Community Library honors Black History Month in collaboration with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.

African heritage inhabitants have contributed to the economic, social, educational, and religious history of the City by the Sea (Newport) since its very founding. Arriving during the peak of Newport’s thriving 18th century maritime trade economy, Africans merged their traditional tribal skills with craft techniques and became furniture makers, chocolate grinders, coopers, stone masons, and cobblers.

Presented by Keith Stokes and Theresa Son, Historians

Registration is necessary, please. Contact Joseph Morra to register: (401) 421-4084 x4301 /


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Joseph Morra
(401) 421-4084 x4301
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