East Ferry Wharf

Jamestown, Rhode Island, comprising the islands of Conanicut, Gould and Dutch, lays in the center of Narragansett Bay, occupying, since colonial times, a special place as a crossroad for commerce and transit across southern New England. Along with trade and travel, slavery also tread this path through Jamestown during almost two centuries. The town, not coincidentally, is a neighbor to Newport, the originator of the largest number of American-owned slave voyages in the nation.

An Act of Rememberance

Our History is a Living History Embraced and Cherished by Americans of All Races and Creeds. Over 100 fans Honored the Enslaved Ancestors of People of Color at the East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown on May 22nd 2021.

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