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Preserving Our History, Ensuring Our Future

As one of the oldest African Heritage organizations in the country, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society has recorded, retained and interpreted these historical facts and preserved the documents and artifacts of African-American and African descendant’s history and accomplishments in Rhode Island.

Our primary mission is the preservation of African Diaspora descendant’s historical artifacts – books, art, papers and images, as well as facilitating the interpretation efforts by those seeking to enlighten others about our heritage.

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Digital Exhibit

Black Entrepreneurs

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A Matter Of Truth

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Click here to purchase the hard copy book

Click here to download the PDF version

In Person Exhibit

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