black history month

RI Kicks-Off Black History Month With Exhibit

Feb 7, 2017

Sec. of State Nellie Gorbea and Gov. Gina Raimondo kicked-off the Ocean State’s celebration of Black History Month Monday afternoon. The state leaders hosted the opening of the exhibit Bullets and Bulletins: African American Activism in Civil War Era Rhode Island at the State Archives.

Breakers Mansion Visitor Center Clears Major Hurdle

Jan 28, 2014
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In Newport, a visitor center proposed at the Breakers Mansion passed a major hurdle last night.

The hotly contested center is still far from a reality.

The Preservation Society of Newport County which owns the Breakers Mansion wants to build a visitor center, which would house bathrooms, information, and food on the mansion’s property.

They say it’s needed to support the approximately four-hundred thousand annual visitors.

The Society applied for approval of the project from the city’s historic district commission, but was denied.

African American history exhibit opens in Providence

Jan 21, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus opens a new art exhibit today that explores African American history in Rhode Island from colonial times through the present.