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R.I. Foundation awards $77,500 for services to LGBTQ communities

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations $77,500 in total grants to assist their efforts in supporting the Ocean State’s...
THE ROSA PARKS HOUSE, which had been on display at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, is going to auction in New York City. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House to be auctioned in NYC

PROVIDENCE – The Rosa Parks House that was on display at WaterFire Arts Center will go up for auction in July, Stages of Freedom...
THE RHODE ISLAND Council for the Humanities announced 14 arts, culture and education groups from across the state would share in $136,429 in new grants. Each grant ranges in size from $5,000 to $12,000. / COURTESY RICH

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announces $136K in grants

PROVIDENCE - Fourteen local organizations will share $136,429 in new Rhode Island Council for the Humanities grants, ranging in size from $12,000 to $5,000,...
THE BROWN FACULTY CLUB building, at 1 Magee St. in Providence, is the most notable building on the street. City Councilman Sam Zurier has introduced a resolution to rename the street Bannister Street. / COURTESY ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CLUBS

Zurier introduces resolution to rename Magee Street as Bannister Street

PROVIDENCE – A Providence City Councilman has introduced a resolution that would rename Magee Street in College Hill, named for a former slave trader....
THE ROSA PARKS HOUSE was moved to Berlin from Detroit, but will be coming to Providence early next year as an installation. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Providence to host temporary exhibit of Rosa Parks’ house

PROVIDENCE - We are hearing the word "sanctuary" a lot lately in connection with American places. Early next year, Providence will host and showcase...
NO LONGER HIDDEN: Ray Rickman, right, executive director, and Robb Dimmick, program director, opened the Stages of Freedom museum to educate the community about the experience of blacks in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Black history in R.I. remembered

Stages of Freedom has opened a retail location that will include seminars and exhibits on the experience of blacks in Rhode Island. The Providence-based museum,...
STAGES OF FREEDOM, a Providence-based nonprofit, is conducting interviews to collect oral histories from former residents of the Lippitt Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Providence, which was razed in the 1960s to make way for the University Heights apartment development. /COURTESY STAGES OF FREEDOM

Oral history interviews to be conducted with former Lippitt Hill residents

PROVIDENCE – A series of oral history interviews will be conducted with the former residents of Lippitt Hill in Providence, on Thursday, June 29,...
HERMAN ROSE, pictured above second from left, with Youth in Action participants, created the ADDD fund to increase public access to information through the preservation and promotion of print, digital and other formats of historical material. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION/STEW MILNE

R.I. Foundation awards $16K to promote access to historical records

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded nine grants, over $16,000, to nonprofits to promote public access to historical records, the R.I. Foundation announced...
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