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RWU Law Exhibit: "Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017

Location: School of Law — Second-Floor Atrium
  • Open to the Public
In celebration of Black History Month, RWU and RWU Law are presenting the opening of a groundbreaking exhibit documents 250 years of service and survival, telling the story in images and text of American firsts: the first black philanthropic organization (the Free African Union Society, founded in Newport); the first black Episcopal delegation to a Diocesan Convention (from Christ Church in Providence); the first piece of sacred music by an African-American (by Newport Gardner); and more.
 
From Feb. 28 through March 6, RWU and RWU Law will host “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” in the second-floor atrium of the School of Law building on the university’s Bristol campus. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
For more information, call (401) 254-3166.
 
The exhibit is funded by The Rhode Council for the Humanities and The Rhode Island Council on the Arts, sponsored by Opera Providence, and mounted by Stages of Freedom, a nonprofit founded by Rickman and program coordinator Robb Dimmick.