Snowtown

‘Welcome To Snowtown’ — Virtual Event Thurs

This marker, located on lower Smith Street at the Roger Williams Memorial, commemorates the “Snowtown Riot 1831,” a project of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. But would this “riot” be better described as a “racially motivated mob attack?” Learn what modern historians, archaeologists, and analysts have to say about this dark moment in Providence

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Snowtown Lecture At Congdon Street Baptist

(2.22) Head over to the Congdon Street Baptist Church Saturday afternoon for a lecture on the history of the Snowtown neighborhood as revealed through an archaeological excavation undertaken in the ’80s. (Facebook event page.) Heather Olson, Laboratory Manager for Public Archaeology Laboratory, will lead a discussion of the Providence Cove Lands Project; a large-scale archaeological

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Rickman Lecture Thursday — 19th Century Race Riots

Another installment of the Inspired Providence lecture series with former President of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Ray Rickman — How Providence Became a City: the Impact of the Hardscrabble and Snowtown Race Riots of 1824 and 1831. Early 19th century Americans viewed their world through the prism of the newspaper. . . .

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