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RISHM to hold first medallion installation at Patriots Park

RISHM to hold first medallion installation at Patriots Park

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Join the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions – RISHM for the first medallion installation at Patriots Park in Portsmouth this weekend.

The event will be held Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at Patriots Park.

On this site during the War of Independence in 1778, an event occurred unlike any other in North America – local slaves, purchased by the rebel Rhode Island Assembly, fought alongside free white, Native American, and African American soldiers against British-Hessian forces.

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