Important History Series at the Library


Please join us at the Cross Mills Public Library in March for the Illuminating History series, in which we will explore South County's complicated and unspoken role in the African slave trade.


These programs are made possible by a collaboration between artist Ana Flores, the Charlestown Historical Society, and the Cross' Mills Public Library.


Thursday, March 5th, 6 pm

A screening of the film Traces of the Trade, about the DeWolf family of Bristol and their history in the African slave trade.


Wednesday, March 11th, 6 pm

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters: Framing Slavery in the Ernest Hamlin Baker Mural, presented by Dr. Charlotte V. Carrington-Farmer


Thursday, March 19th, 6 pm

Fighting for Freedom: How Whites and Blacks Found Common Cause, presented by author James Glickman


Wednesday, March 25th, 6 pm

Slavery and Memory in the Making of New England History, presented by Dr. Joanne Pope Melish

© 2020 Charlestown Residents United

PO Box 412

Charlestown, RI 02813