READING OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S SELMA SPEECH
"We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That will be the day of man as man."
The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society cordially invites you to a community reading of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Selma to Montgomery Speech. Twenty Five Rhode Islanders will gather at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 25 at Temple Beth El to read the words of America's most important civil rights leader. FREE and open to the public!
Visit the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society's current exhibit: Chapter & Verse: Books By and About Rhode Island African Americans at the John Brown House. Click photo above for hours.
There are countless exciting and often forgotten stories of Black Rhode Islanders. Support the RIBHS with the purchase of various historical books which we've partnered with authors to offer at a discounted rate
Join the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society for our annual Ball. Last year's was a resounding success. The 2015 Heritage Ball will be held on Saturday, February 14th at the Omni Hotel in Providence!
Saturday's "Getting Merry Like Christmas" was a Sellout!
And a new holiday tradition was established for the Society!
7 people won door prizes, including a night at the elegant Renaissance Providence Hotel.