Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – “On the Road to Freedom”

March 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

THE RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
A WORK IN PROGRESS – PLANNING A NEW PROGRAMMING INITATIVE

PROJECT VISION: Reintegrating Our Histories

The contributions of African Americans to the life and culture of Rhode Island are rich and varied and merit greater recognition, representation and dissemination. The story of Blacks in Rhode Island is OUR story, that is, the story of all Rhode Islanders. The continuum On the Road to Freedom will explore our collective memories to highlight the many accomplishments and contributions made by individuals and organizations of African American descent. These stories include the history of the slave trade and emancipation; pacifism and military heroism; pioneering artists and the creation of nationally recognized cultural and educational institutions; the realization of the American Dream as well as the legacy of racism and oppression.

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