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RHODE ISLAND SLAVE HISTORY MEDALLIONS (RISHM) will install a Slave History Medallion at SMITH'S CASTLE 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. hosted in partnership with the Smith's Castle Education Committee Featuring remarks by RISHM director Charles Roberts and Smith's Castle Vice-President and Education Committee chairperson Robert A. Geake. Education committee members will read brief biographies about some of the enslaved people of color who were part of this history. Loren Spears of the Tomaquag Museum will bless the land in the original Narragansett language and members of the Mixed Magic Gospel Exult Choir will perform spiritual tributes. To round out the celebration, members of the Rhode Island First Black Regiment will honor their Colonial Patriots with a musket salute. We will follow the R. I. Protocols for outdoor events: Digital temperatures will be taken before admission to the venue. Names, phone numbers and email addresses will be taken by Volunteers for contact tracing. Bring your own lawn chairs. Space is limited. Come early to ensure a safe experience for all. No restrooms are available. This Event is Free. The Installation Ceremony is presented to acknowledge the enslaved laborers who lived, worked and died on the property over the course of 150 years. RHODE ISLAND SMITHS CASTLE SLAVE HISTORY rishm.org RHODE ISLAND SLAVE HISTORY MEDALLIONS (RISHM) will install a Slave History Medallion at SMITH'S CASTLE 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. hosted in partnership with the Smith's Castle Education Committee Featuring remarks by RISHM director Charles Roberts and Smith's Castle Vice-President and Education Committee chairperson Robert A. Geake. Education committee members will read brief biographies about some of the enslaved people of color who were part of this history. Loren Spears of the Tomaquag Museum will bless the land in the original Narragansett language and members of the Mixed Magic Gospel Exult Choir will perform spiritual tributes. To round out the celebration, members of the Rhode Island First Black Regiment will honor their Colonial Patriots with a musket salute. We will follow the R. I. Protocols for outdoor events: Digital temperatures will be taken before admission to the venue. Names, phone numbers and email addresses will be taken by Volunteers for contact tracing. Bring your own lawn chairs. Space is limited. Come early to ensure a safe experience for all. No restrooms are available. This Event is Free. The Installation Ceremony is presented to acknowledge the enslaved laborers who lived, worked and died on the property over the course of 150 years. RHODE ISLAND SMITHS CASTLE SLAVE HISTORY rishm.org