R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

PROMINENT DISPLAY: The words "Providence Plantations" appear in the state seal inlaid on the floor of the Rhode Island Statehouse rotunda. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN
Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much more to address systemic racism. Sen. Harold M. Metts, D-Providence, has fought to remove “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official name for more than a decade and is finally seeing widespread…

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