If Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island

Monday, March 27, 2017 - Friday, September 15, 2017

Nightingale-Brown House

The exhibition tells the true, powerful, personal stories of Little Compton's people of Native American, African, and mixed-raced descent who were enslaved, forcibly indentured and newly free in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each story provides insight into the larger institution of slavery in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 4-6pm

Gallery Night Providence: Thursdays / April 20 & May 18 / 5-9pm

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The Center for Public Humanities bridges the University’s goals as stated in the Building on Distinction themes of “Cultivating Creative Expression,” “Exploring Human Experience,” and “Creating Peaceful, Just and Prosperous Societies” and in the aims of the Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion plan.  We do this by working collaboratively with both campus and local partners, as well as through careful consideration of the pedagogy, faculty, and students in the Public Humanities Master’s Program.  As part of the American Studies Department and the Ethnic Studies Program, we participa

Hello from Tomorrow

In January 2016, Public Humanities M.A. students Kara Noto, Emily Sellon, Andrea Ledesma, Christina Ho, and doctoral student Jonathan Cortez travelled to Hong Kong to research the Umbrella Movement, a series of protests that occurred in Hong Kong from September - December 2014.

(Distributed August 22, 2016)

Northeast Public Humanities Consortium 2016

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“They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.”

Nick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCNick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCEach winter, soon after welcoming a New Year, my family and friends enter the time of commemoration and remembrance.  On a frigid day of January 14, 1990, my dad and I began our 3-days long vigil at a Moscow airport. We were not alone. We joined a strange community that was united in grief, fear and hope waiting anxiously for each plane arriving from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

(Distributed February 10, 2016)

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Transatlantic Conversations, hosted by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance was a collaborative class and devised theatre project that looked at the ways people of Africa, the African Diaspora and the west engage with each other.

(Distributed January 25, 2016)
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