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Previous RIBHS Events

The Society would like to thank Governor Chafee, Rabbi Gutterman of Temple Beth-El, our community readers and all those who participated for making the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham City Jail" a truly meaningful experience.

Please take a moment to enjoy the wonderful pictures!

April 16th, 2013

Great Gaines Natural Snacks provided organic food-for-thought at the 4/26/13 Sissieretta Jones Lecture, hosted by Maureen Lee, author of Sissieretta Jones "The Greatest Singer of Her Race": 1868-1933.

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Vocalist Cheryl Albright and piano accompanist Rod Luther performed marvelously on 4/27/13. Over 150 people came to the Operatic Event of the year, filling Congdon Street Baptist Chruch.

Tea with Sissieretta was an elegant event that taught our young ladies the art of etiquette. It also served as a fundraiser to help pay for the restoration of Sissieretta Jones' authentic silk performance gown from the 1890's. We are still shy of our goal, so please make a contribution by clicking the "Donation" tab and help preserve this irreplaceable piece of Black History.

June 26, 2013

Nightingale-Brown House

John Hope Settlement House

Plaque Dedication Ceremony: June 8, 2013

We would like to thank everyone for joining us in celebrating the inaugural gallery showing at the historic John Brown House Museuem.

July 18

2013

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Providence Journal coverage of the elegant "Tea with Sissieretta" here

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