Oct
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

A Native Indian of New England Born and a Free Man

A lecture presented by Dr. Margaret Ellen Newell from Ohio State University entitled "'A Native Indian of New England Born and a Free Man': Stories of Indian Slavery and Freedom in colonial Rhode Island." 

The Providence Research Committee for the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project is pleased to share the news of a speaker series co-sponsored by Brown University's John Carter Brown Library and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. This series will host public lectures from scholars from the Rhode Island area and beyond whose research specifically focuses on Rhode Island's history of Indigenous and African slavery. 

Our first event is a lecture presented by Dr. Margaret Ellen Newell from Ohio State University entitled "'A Native Indian of New England Born and a Free Man': Stories of Indian Slavery and Freedom in colonial Rhode Island." The event will be held onThursday, October 27th at 5:30 in room 108 of Rhode Island Hall. Copies of Dr. Newell's award-winning book, Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery, will be available for purchase and signing. Events for this series will continue throughout the fall and spring semesters, hosting scholars whose innovative research is contributing deeper understandings of the history of Rhode Island slavery and the effects of that history in our present world. Details about future events will be released to the group as soon as they become available. 

 

 

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