“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Historical Markers

The Marlborough Street Chapel image, Touch for more information
By Bryan Simmons
The Marlborough Street Chapel
1Rhode Island (Kent County), East Greenwich — 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
2Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Congdon Street Baptist Church
Built in 1874 as the second meeting house and a place of worship for the 19th century Afro-American communityMap (db m57751) HM
3Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — First Baptist Church
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
4Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — John Brown House
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
5Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Olney Street Riot 1831
The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers.Map (db m57584) HM
6Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F.A.M.
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
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7Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Providence(Water Street)
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
8Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Sissieretta Jones"The greatest singer of her race" — 1868-1933 —
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
9Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — Snowtown Riot 1831
The site of the second major riot between Providence Afro-American residents and White workersMap (db m56149) HM
10Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Second Freewill Baptist (Pond Street) Church
This historic congregation was a leader in the anti-slavery movement. Emancipation day celebration and served as a station on the underground railroadMap (db m57753) HM
11Rhode Island (Providence County), Providence — The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824
The site of Addison Hollow where the first nineteenth century blacks purchased property and the site of the first major riotMap (db m56153) HM
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Nov. 26, 2022