Footsteps to Freedom: A Walking Tour of Historic African American Life on College Hill with Ray Rickman

  • June 22, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • John Brown House Museum

    52 Power Street
    Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Ticket Price $19.00 Buy Tickets
Description

The Rhode Island Historical Society and Stages of Freedom will present Footsteps to Freedom: A Walking Tour of Historic African American Life on College Hill on Saturday, June 22nd, departing from the John Brown House Museum at 9am. Led by Stages of Freedom Executive Director Ray Rickman, the tour will share stories of Black success and resistance in Providence.

 

Rickman will highlight the stories of important Rhode Islanders who changed the course of history in the state, including Thomas Howland, the first elected African American man in Providence, Edward Bannister, the only Black founder of the Providence Art Club, and Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, the first Black woman graduate from RISD.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 22, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue Details

John Brown House Museum

52 Power Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 John Brown House Museum
Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.


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