JUNETEENTH 2019, The Newport Historical Society in collaboration with the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions Project will present an evening of activities June 19, 2019 beginning at 5 pm at The Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, R.I. free event.
- 5 pm – Fifes and Drums
- 5:30 pm – Joanne Pope Melish on Remembering Slavery with R.I.S.H.M
- Charles Roberts – Pompe Stevens Medallion
The Bristol County Fifes and Drums will perform at 5:00 pm, in front of the Colony House as part of the “International Day of Drumming and Healing” organized by the “400 Years of African American History Commission“ established by Congress in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the British colonies.