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Creative Survival: African Artisans in Newport

  • Presented By: Newport Restoration Foundation
  • Location: Rough Point Museum
  • 680 Bellevue Ave
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone (401) 847-8344
  • Dates: July 22, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $15

Newport was the most active slave port in the British North American colonies, and many of the enslaved Africans who arrived here were placed into training in the artisan trades, including furniture making. This presentation by the 1696 Heritage Group will explore how these African craftsmen and women contributed to colonial Newport’s economic and cultural prosperity.