Middle passage marker to spark conversation in Newport

Updated Sept. 25 at 3:00 p.m.

LIBERTY SQUARE, in Newport, will be the site of a Newport Middle Passage Port Marker Project monument, a reminder that Newport was once one of 52 ports across the Eastern Seaboard that were entry points for enslaved Africans. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
While some places in the American South are coming to grips with their pre-Civil War history by tearing down or moving monuments to people associated with the slave trade or Confederate-era politics, Newport is set to add a monument that reminds the community how deeply the City by the Sea was involved in that period…

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