Black Life in Mount Hope

Walking tour led by Marco McWilliams

PPS Community Heritage Scholar

This tour begins with Black institution-building as a configuration of resistance. Continuing through the gentrified crossroads of Mount Hope, the tour will explore the ways in which institutionalized legal, economic, and social power sought to circumscribe the lives of Black Rhode Islanders. A central theme of the tour is a discussion about formations of organized challenges to white settler supremacy in Rhode Island’s history.

May 29 // 5:30 pm
Location: Olney Street Baptist Church
$12 PPS members, $15 general //

THIS WALK HAS REGISTERED IN FULL. Please contact to be added to the waitlist.

The tour is approx. 90 minutes depending on the pace that folks move along. There are a couple of steep hills. Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.   

This program is part of the 2024 Festival of Historic Houses.

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