Sat, Jun 17|
Olney Street Baptist Church OUTSIDE
PROVIDENCE BLACK HISTORY WALKING TOUR (FREE) (RSVP)
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2023, 10:00 AM
Olney Street Baptist Church OUTSIDE, 100 Olney St, Providence, RI 02906, USA
About the event
Providence Black History Walking Tour
Tour Guide: Marco McWilliams
The tour is approx. 1.5 hrs depending on the pace that folks move along. There are a couple of steep hills.
Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.
“Providence Black History Walking Tour - Convening at the site of the historic Olney Street Baptist Church this noted tour begins with Black institution-building as a configuration of resistance. Continuing through the gentrified crossroads of Providence's East Side the tour will explore the ways in which institutionalized legal, economic, and social power sought to circumscribe the lives of Black Rhode Islanders. A central theme of the tour is a discussion about formations of organized challenges to white settler supremacy in Rhode Island's history.”