Category Archives: RI Slave History Medallion

Juneteenth at Casey Farm, Sauderstown, Sunday June 19, 2022

Join us on the Juneteenth Holiday to honor the contributions of people of color to the growth of Casey Farm in Saunderstown and to Rhode Island. At this family-friendly day, explore the farm on foot or on a hayride. Listen to music by the Nettukkusqk Singers, the URI African Drummers and Dancers, and Sidy Maiga & Afrimanding. Hear Lorén Spears of Tomaquag Museum, Casey Farm’s historians, and R.I. Black Storytellers speak about Indigenous and African American culture. Learn about the region from the Narrow River Preservation Association. The highlight of the day is the unveiling of a R.I. Slave History Medallion on the front lawn.

Bring your chairs or picnic blanket and enjoy lunch purchased from local BIPOC-owned food trucks. Please dress for the weather and leave pets at home.

Juneteenth 2022, Casey Farm, Sauderstown RI

Juneteenth, Linden Place, Bristol, Saturday June 19, 2021


At Linden Place, We Acknowledging the Land of the Enslavers George and James DeWolf, Blessed by the Algonquin, Pokanoket Wampanoag tribes with historic documentation from Roger Williams University. As Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said, “This may be Bristol County but it’s Wampanoag Country”. Truly a A Spiritual Healing took place along our new Nationally Designated Historic Scenic Byway in Bristol.

Juneteenth Weekend, DeWolf Tavern, Bristol, Monday June 21, 2021


On June 21, at the DeWolf Tavern, DeWolf family descendants, Dain and Constance Perry screened the documentary “Traces of Trade, a film tracing their journey back to African with nine of the DeWolf family members willing to tell the story of their forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The Perry’s led an audience on a soul searching journey to discover that moment within themselves that strives to find our common humanity. That moment is the Path to Racial Healing.

Installation Ceremony at Smith’s Castle, North Kingstown, RI

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 10am to 11am
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, RI

This dedication featured remarks by RISHM director Charles Roberts, Smith’s Castle Vice-president and Education Committee chairperson Robert A. Geake and members of their education committee. A blessing of the land in the original Narragansett language was given by Loren Spears of the Tomaquag Museum. The Mixed Magic Exult Gospel Choir will perform spiritual tributes. Members of the Rhode Island First Black Regiment will honor the enslaved Patriots with a musket salute. This program was made possible by the Rhode Island Slave History Medallions organization and the Friends of Smith’s Castle and Preserve RI. For more information: Smith’s Castle, North Kingstown