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      College Hill Walking Tour in Providence

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      May 4, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      52 Power St
      Providence, Rhode Island 02906

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      College Hill Walking Tour

      Slavery’s Hinterlands is a two-day symposium gathering academic and public historians to explore American slavery as it was: not merely the South’s “peculiar” institution but a core feature of American capitalism and empire: a critical facet of the industrial revolution, territorial expansion, and native dispossession that made the United States the most powerful nation on earth. All events are free and open to the public. The second day of the symposium will begin with tours of the John Brown House Museum, led by Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director Morgan Grefe, and a walking tour of College Hill highlighting the history of slavery and black Rhode Island led by Elon Cook and Marco McWilliams, followed by further panels and interviews at Brown University. One of each tour will begin at 9 AM and one of each will begin at 10 AM. Spots on the tours are limited, so if you claim a ticket and become unable to attend, please cancel your order to make room for someone else. Presented by Jacobin’s The Dig podcast, The Center for Reconciliation, and Brown University’s History Department, Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Department of Africana Studies, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Swearer Center, and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, and Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark. With support from the Rhode Island Council of Humanities.

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