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Diversifying Historic Preservation in Rhode Island

(Providence, R.I.) A Newport cemetery that contains the burials of enslaved and free people of African heritage, a church built for Westerly’s African American community, Providence homes advertising tourist accommodations in the Green Book—these Rhode Island sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places for their significant African and African American history. ...

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Rhode Island Cemetery Weeks

(Providence, R.I.) – Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Awareness and Preservation Weeks (Rhode Island Cemetery Weeks) will feature dozens of free programs in April and May. ...

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RIHPHC Appoints New Executive Director

Commission Chair Ruth S. Taylor announced that the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission has appointed Jeffrey D. Emidy to serve as Executive Director. ...

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