The history of enslavement in Barrington spanned a period of nearly two hundred years and predates the establishment of the town itself. By the 1670s, enslaved peoples were present in several prominent households within the Sowams area, including what is now the modern-day town of Barrington. This included the Willett, Myles, and Browne family homes.

Barrington RISHM Medallion Installation Ceremony

The local community was invited to a special Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Installation Ceremony on Sunday, October 2, at Barrington Public Library.

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