A statewide public awareness program committed to marking those historic sites connected to the history of slavery in Rhode Island. Go to our website that has an interactive map to follow and take a tour of Rhode Island’s historic locations through the Rhode Island Slave History Medallion project. In each city or town, a QR coded Medallion with the history of its designated locations will appear on the website. The QR code on the Medallion will provide a link to this website with historical content about each location.
Bristol, Jamestown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, Providence and Warren are the towns included.
We welcome participation in the Rhode Island Slave History Medallion project. Please help us accomplish this landmark achievement in education.
All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, however it is subject to change. Information is updated in an ongoing manner in partnership with local tourism offices, individual businesses and organizations and via a direct feed from goprovidence.com, discovernewport.org, southcountyri.com and Yelp.com.