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The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Historical Markers
By Bryan Simmons
The Marlborough Street Chapel
|Built in 1872 by William Northup on the former site of Scalloptown. This chapel was the first fully integrated congregation in East Greenwich. — — Map (db m58389) HM|
|Built in 1874 as the second meeting house and a place of worship for the 19th century Afro-American community — — Map (db m57751) HM|
|Members of the Afro-American community met in the vestry of this historic church in 1819 to establish the 1st African Meeting House in Rhode Island. — — Map (db m57750) HM|
|The home of John Brown Reflecting the wealth and position gained from his lucrative career as a slave trader, privateer, China trade merchant and Patriot. — — Map (db m56014) HM|
|The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers. — — Map (db m57584) HM|
|Hiram Lodge No.3 of the Prince Hall Masons was founded in 1797. It is the second oldest lodge in Masonic history. The Masonic order has played an invaluable role in the development of Afro-American moral values. Social skills and leadership . . . — — Map (db m57579) HM|
|The site of an 18th century seaport village where seafaring merchants participated in the African slave trade. In the 20th century this port was used by Cape Verdeans who came to live in America. — — Map (db m56287) HM|
| Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, the internationally celebrated soprano known as "Black Patti" lived near this site at 7 Wheaton Street until her passing on June 24, 1933.
With 17 medals and a diamond tiara bestowed upon her, she was the highest . . . — — Map (db m56160) HM|
|The site of the second major riot between Providence Afro-American residents and White workers — — Map (db m56149) HM|
|This historic congregation was a leader in the anti-slavery movement. Emancipation day celebration and served as a station on the underground railroad — — Map (db m57753) HM|
|The site of Addison Hollow where the first nineteenth century blacks purchased property and the site of the first major riot — — Map (db m56153) HM|