R.I. civil rights history exhibit to open with panel discussion, speaking program

A CONVENTION OF Colored Women’s Club meets in Providence in 1925 to address "the tyranny of negative images," specifically to “protest characterization of black women as prostitutes,” according to the Rhode Island Historical Society. The photo is part of a civil rights history exhibit opening at the John Brown House Museum. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BLACK HERITAGE SOCIETY
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are celebrating the opening of an exhibit called “The Power of Place in Civil Rights” with a panel discussion and speaking program on Sept. 12 at Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St. The exhibit, which…

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