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Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony

Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony In-Person

Join us on Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm for a special Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony at Barrington Public Library. This historic medallion will recognize and remember the enslaved peoples of Barrington.

The ceremony will take place on the lawn in front of Town Hall starting at 2 pm followed by a reception an poster-viewing in the Collis Family Gallery on the second floor of the library.

Free and open to all. No registration required. Rain or shine (in the event of poor weather, the ceremony will be moved inside to the Salem Family Auditorium).

About Rhode Island Slave History Medallions

The Rhode Island Slave History Medallions (RISHM) organization is a statewide public awareness program committed to marking those historic sites connected to the history of slavery in Rhode Island.

Slavery was the global economic engine prior to its abolition and Rhode Island’s role in this business of slavery was significant. By marking sites throughout the state that are connected to that past, RISHM hopes to make that history easily accessible by telling a more complete story of the cultural and economic development of the State of Rhode Island.

Special thanks to all the organizations involved in this installation and ceremony including Rhode Island Slave History Medallions, Barrington Public Library, the Town of Barrington, the Barrington Preservation Society, Roger Williams University, and the Friends of the Barrington Library. Additional support provided by RI Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, EJMP Fund, and RI State Legislature.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Collis Family Gallery (Entire Room), Salem Family Auditorium

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