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American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Rhode Island

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Mt Pleasant Library - Main LevelRoom
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908



Due to inclement weather, tonight's presentation is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you can still attend the presentation at its new time: Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm! Get free tickets here.

Keith Stokes presents, "American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Rhode Island," about the simultaneous rise of religious freedom and African heritage enslavement in Colonial Rhode Island. The presentation will uniquely present Newport and Providence's religious, civic, and commerce evolution through the voices and experiences of enslaved and later free African heritage people, including the founding of several of the earliest free African heritage education, civic and religious institutions in America.

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Lee Smith