Pokanoket Tribe participates in a Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony

Members of the Pokanoket Tribe participated in a special Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony on Sunday, October 2 in the Salem Family Auditorium at the Barrington Public Library. At the event, history students and graphic design students from Roger Williams University presented their findings of the town’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and stories of the enslaved and freed people of color that lived in Barrington and showcase a designed research display and exhibit dedicated to future educational awareness initiatives.

The medallion recognizes and remember the enslaved peoples of Barrington. This is a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions organization, Barrington Public Library, the Town of Barrington, the Barrington Preservation Society, Roger Williams University, and the Friends of the Barrington Library. Additional support is provided by the RI Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, EJMP Fund, and RI State Legislature.