Providence strikes ‘plantations’ from city documents, ceremonies

PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE ELORZA on Friday signed an executive order that strikes the "plantations" part of the official state name from city documents and oath ceremonies. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE - The “plantations” portion of the official state name will no longer appear in Providence city government documents and official ceremonies under an executive order signed by Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Friday. The decision comes amid renewed scrutiny on the ties to slavery associated with the official State of Rhode Island and…

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