Brown Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution

Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:30 PM 
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
60 George Street

From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution

Join us for a CSSJ Evening Talk with Loren Spears and Robert A. Geake, entitled, “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution.”

Local historians Robert A. Geake and Loren Spears share the important story of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolutionary War, a regiment composed of indentured servants, Narragansett people, and formerly enslaved people. Geake and Spears will focus on the causes that led to the 1st Regiment's formation, its acts of heroism and misfortune, as well as the legacies left by those men who enlisted to earn their freedom. 

This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History at Brown University.

Please RSVP here.