Public Art Interventions

Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery Series: Cranston, September 2021

March 23, 2022

September 20: CRANSTON Location: Cranston City Hall & Cranston Public Library Time: September 20 at 8pm & 9pm Performer: Tammy Brown Visual Artist: Lois Harada Writer: Daria-Lyric Montaquila Historic Scholar: Dr. C. Morgan Grefe Cranston – named for the three-term Governor Cranston, protector of pirates and profiteers, captain and slave holder who helped to secure Rhode Island’s […]

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Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery Series: Woonsocket, August 30, 2021

March 23, 2022

August 30: WOONSOCKET A sculpture and numerous articles document Abraham Lincoln’s visits to Woonsocket, where he spoke to crowds about the evils of slavery. But nowhere do we commemorate the anti-slavery convention that Fredrick Douglass convened at Woonsocket Falls in 1841, where he and local abolitionist Abbey Kelley were attacked for their speeches on the […]

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Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery Series: Brown University, August 26, 2021

March 23, 2022

August 26: PROVIDENCE In June of 2020, (former RI) House Speaker Nichlas Mattiello stated that he was “unsure” if there had ever been slavery in Rhode Island. The Womxn Project chose Brown University’s most iconic building, University Hall, as a site for artivist projections on August 26th, to illuminate the fact that enslaved laborers not […]

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