Start: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 6:30PM
End: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 7:30PM
Restoring Black Voices to Your Local History
Join us on October 24th at 6.30 p.m. for an enlightening online talk with Marjory O'Toole.
In 2016 the Little Compton Historical Society marked the 200th anniversary of the end of slavery in their small Rhode Island community with a major public history project restoring the voices of over 250 historic people of color to the local history. The project included a book, If Jane Should Want to be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture, and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island, an exhibit, a memorial, a research database with over 1000 primary sources, and a variety of public programs that explored Little Compton's 150 year history of slavery, indenture, and hard-fought freedom.
Join Executive Director Marjory O'Toole as she explains both the research and the public phases of the project, how the project was received by the community, and how other New England communities have been inspired to do similar work.
If you would like to read the book before the event, you can purchase one on the Little Compton Historical Society website
If Jane Should Want To Be Sold
All registrants will receive the recording link when it is available.
This program is supported by a grant from the Weston Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.