African Heritage and Historical Sites in Rhode Island
Places associated with people and events important in the African American history in Rhode Island are all around us. Executive Director of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and Preserve Rhode Island Trustee, Theresa Guzman Stokes, compiled the following list to help build awareness.
This list of ten historic African heritage sites in Rhode Island represents a starting point in the continuing effort of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society to bring to the public an awareness of Rhode Island’s diverse and rich history. Preserve Rhode Island, whose mission is to protect and celebrate Rhode Island's historic places, stands with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society in its efforts to continue to preserve and enhance those historic sites that represent monuments to the legacy of African heritage people in Rhode Island.