Using photographs, maps, archival records, and recorded excerpts, I created this site to highlight ten historic sites that I feel are relevant to Providence's African American history. Browse the exhibit online in any order to learn more about these places. To take the walking tour, follow the route on the map. Then, use the website for additional information about each site. As you explore the web site and tour route, consider thinking about some of these questions:
- Why do we preserve and/or commemorate sites?
- Is it meaningful to visit these places, whether or not traces of the historic past remain?
- How do places and institutions evolve, adapt, and transform over time? How should we acknowledge these changes?