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.