This I Believe: Hidden History

Providence, RI – One of the great joys of living in Rhode Island is the rich array of scenic vistas that surround us, from majestic ocean views to the many forest trails and stunningly beautiful bike paths that thread our state. Yet, it's quite easy for Rhode Island residents to roam around our fascinating state completely unaware of hundreds of untold stories that are part of Rhode Island's complex and rich history. Sandra Enos has uncovered some of these treasures that tell us so much about some of Rhode Island's most vulnerable citizens.
A resident of Peace Dale, Sandra Enos is a professor of sociology at Bryant University. As part of her research on the history of child welfare in Rhode Island, she is collecting oral histories of former residents of the state's orphanages.