Back to All Events

Commencement Forum: Rhode Island Middle Passage and Ceremonies Port Markers Project (Providence, RI)

  • 85 Waterman Street Providence, RI, 02912 United States (map)

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Convened through the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies Port Marker Project (RI MPCPMP), seeks to acknowledge the history of the transatlantic slave trade in port cities by bringing Rhode Island communities together to acknowledge this past through educational commemorative markers and memorials.  Made up of volunteers from the community, local organizations and universities, the project has helped to catalyze and connect people across the state to engage with the history and legacies of the slave trade locally. Learn more about this local Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP), and how CSSJ has worked to share its scholarly resources with a broad public.

85 Waterman Street, Room 130