Patriots Park

Patriots Park has long been celebrated as a location of African-American participation in the American War of Independence. Over one hundred twenty African-American and Native-American troops, both slaves purchased by the Rhode Island Assembly, and freemen, fought in the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778 in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.

RISHM's First Medallion Installation at Patriots Park

Rhode Island Slave History Medallions Executive Director's introduction for the first medallion installation at Patriots Park in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on August 25, 2019.

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