Virtual Coffee Chat Featuring the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021
From 10am to 11am Eastern Time

Via Zoom
Online

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP Rhode Island

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Join AARP Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society for a unique conversation, “American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Rhode Island”  on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The presentation, conducted by Keith W. Stokes, will highlight the simultaneous rise of religious freedom and African heritage people enslavement in Colonial Rhode Island.

You will hear about the religious, civic and commerce evolution of Newport and Providence through the voices and experiences of enslaved and later free African heritage men, women, and children, including the founding of several of the earliest free African heritage education, social and religious institutions in America. This is an event not to be missed!

Speaker Bio: Keith W. Stokes is a frequent national, state and local lecturer in community & regional planning, historic preservation and interpretation with an expertise in early African and Jewish American history.  Mr. Stokes frequently appears on national historical programs including C-SPAN, Fox News Legends & Lies, and Ted Talk. Mr. Stokes recently travelled to Ghana, Africa to deliver a lecture as part of the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

PLEASE NOTE: ONCE YOU COMPLETE REGISTRATION, THE ZOOM LINK FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.





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