We would like to thank the following for their contributions to the “African American Civil Rights in Rhode Island” module of the EnCompass Project.
- Providence College partners Mark Caprio, Elizabeth Tietjen, and Rebecca Maxfield of the Phillips Memorial Library Digital Projects
- RIHS staff members Phoebe Bean, Geralyn Ducady, Jen Galpern, Owen Gibbs, Samantha Hunter-Gibbs, J.D. Kay, Dana-Signe Munroe, and Rebecca Valentine.
- Main essay by Geralyn Ducady, MA, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs, Rhode Island Historical Society
- Research and writing for object essays by Robert Cvornyek, Geralyn Ducady, Traci Picard, Rebecca Valentine, and Miguel Youngs
- “Additional Resources” page compiled by Sarah Heavren, intern for the Rhode Island Historical Society and student at Providence College
- Project oversight and editing by Richard Ring, Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, Rhode Island Historical Society; Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs, Rhode Island Historical Society; and Samantha Hunter-Gibbs, Education Outreach Manager, Rhode Island Historical Society.
- A special thank you to those who took the time to review the essays, give feedback, and make suggested edits and improvements.
African American Civil Rights in Rhode Island cover image credit: “As demonstration ends, civil rights marchers at the State House in Providence join hands and sing.” Journal – Bulletin photo by Lawrence B. Millar [March 25, 1965]
Much of the research for this chapter was completed by researchers and staff at the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., and the Rhode Island Historical Society through a project funded by the National Park Service 2017-2020, The Struggle for African Heritage Civil Rights in Rhode Island: The 20th Century.
This chapter was made possible through major funding from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Module Publication Year: 2021
Essay “Black Baseball in Rhode Island” added in 2022