Slavery

  • Memorializing our Conflicted Past: Historic Preservation and Slavery in New England

    The Pell Center had the privilege of hosting four excellent speakers on November 1, 2016. The lecture centered around the question: how do we as a nation memorialize the slavery and injustice of our past?  Each speaker focused on answering this question in regards to slavery in New England. Joanne Pope Melish spoke first, describing the immensity of the slave trade in New England and describing how New England began as … Read More

  • The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters by Ernest Hamlin Baker (ca. 1939), courtesy of the South County Historical Center

    Memorializing our Conflicted Past: Historic Preservation and Slavery in New England

    The panel will address the following areas: • Historical Perspective on Slavery in New England- A brief outline of slavery in New England and its legacy • Preservation of slavery and post-emancipation sites and memorials – A discussion of the importance of preserving these historical places and presenting history to the public. What story or stories should be told through memorials? The debate over erasing the legacy of slavery… (Harvard, … Read More

  • Image from a Fall 2016 Lecture on Pope Francis' encyclical.

    Fall 2016 Event Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced a wide array of events for fall 2016, encompassing topics ranging from the ethical challenges of new technologies to the history and legacy of slavery in New England. In addition, there are several events covering the 2016 presidential race. Tickets to Pell Center events are free. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, as seating is limited to 100. Call 401-341-2927 with any questions … Read More