More than Slavery: African Americans in Rhode Island from 1650 – Present
Cornucopia of Rhode Island Annual Fall Mini Conference
Please join us for an insightful and exciting discussion on Blacks in Rhode Island. The morning program will provide a wealth of information from the past to the present century of an examination of the triumph of a culture overcoming unspeakable odds to persevere and the organizations that helped them to achieve this.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 8:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Registration & Continental Breakfast - 8:00 A.M. – Networking Opportunities
Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, Room 4090, 400 E. Avenue, Warwick, RI
Community Police Officer James Winters, Newport Police Department, 2011 NPD Officer of the Year
Founder of the Newport Housing Hotline and an Accomplished Vocalist
Kathy Blessing, Professor/Librarian, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln Campus
The Rhode Island Black Regiment
Bruce Wayne Gaines, Educator, Newport, Rhode Island
Newport’s Role in the Civil Rights Movement; 2013 March on Washington
Veronica Hobbs, Director, Domestic Violence Training & Monitoring Unit, RI Supreme Court
The School to Prison Pipeline
Victoria Johnson, NAACP, Newport Women’s League & Former Principal, Rogers High School
The Newport Women's League
Earl N. Smith III, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, University of Rhode Island
The Early Black Church
Keith Stokes, President of Strategic Economic Planning & Development for the Mayforth Group
The Triangle Slave Trade; Preserving the Common Burial Ground in Newport
Registration is free and open to the public.
So that we have enough coffee please RSVP by 10/16/13.RSVP: Ida D. McGhee, MLS