By MIKE FINK
RIPR – Rhode Island has an indelible link to refuge and rescue, beginning with Roger Williams' first steps in what is now the Ocean State. Rhode Island's residents and forebears include a remarkable mix of the oppressed, the vulnerable, and the triumphant. Mike Fink reflects on a unique space -- a sacred plot -- that says so much about Rhode Island's soul.
Mike Fink is an English professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has published columns in a wide range of local and national magazines and earned the Providence Journal's Metcalf Award and the National Conference for Community Justice Award, as well as the Never Again Award for journalism.