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Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island

  • Warren Town Hall; Town Council Chambers (2nd floor) 514 Main Street Warren, RI 02885 USA (map)

In colonial Warren, at least 98 men, women, and children were enslaved. They labored on farms large and small, in commercial business and within private homes, Using wills, inventories, government records, newspapers, and published works, the Warren Middle Passage Project team has researched Warren's earliest families, finding the people who lived with them, labored for them, and hoped one day to be free.

Hear their stories and learn more about Colonial times, the Revolutionary War, and the Tranatlantic Slave Trade.