Our friends over at Rhode Island Slave History Medallions – RISHM will be unveiling their first bronze medallion in the state, commemorating the 1st RI Regiment, specifically the former slaves who took part in the Battle of RI.
This is happening on August 25th, from 1-2pm, at Patriots Park. It is free and open to the public. Check out the link for more information.
Documenting places and people in the history of slavery in Rhode Island
Source: Portsmouth Historical Society