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Black History Matters: Compelling Lecture Series Explores the Unfinished Business of Social Justice in Providence

Presented by Providence Community Library and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Rhode Island Black Heritage Society at Unknown

Sep 23 2020
Oct 07 2020
Black History Matters: Compelling Lecture Series Explores the Unfinished Business of Social Justice in Providence

The presentations will examine how contemporary social justice activities are an outgrowth of civil rights work done in the past and will also include rarely seen historic images.

Power, Privilege & Social Justice: History of African American Civil Rights in Providence, RI  is a three-part series from the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, in partnership with Providence Community Library, which explores the history and struggle for African Americans to achieve Civil Rights in Providence over a 300-year period. Keith Stokes, Advisor to the RI Black Heritage Society, will present the talks. The series begins with the arrival of enslaved Africans and continues through

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The FREE talks take place on successive Wednesdays, September 23, 30 and October 7 and will be prefaced by a short story, told by Valerie Tutson, of RI Black Storytellers.

Tickets are FREE and available on Eventbrite.

Please get tickets for each part through Eventbrite and you will receive instructions on how to join.

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