Topic: black history

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

September 28, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: The Herald’s editorial on the renaming of the J. Walter Wilson building to honor some of the earliest people of color at Brown and Pembroke was very thoughtful, respectful and encouraging.

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

September 25, 2018 0 comments

On Saturday, Sept. 22, during the University’s 2018 Black Alumni Reunion weekend, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the renaming of the heavily frequented, six-story administrative building formerly called J. Walter Wilson to Page-Robinson Hall.

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

Arts & Culture

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 0 comments

Though black opera singer and Providence native Sissieretta Jones was the highest paid black performer of her time, she passed away in relative obscurity 85 years ago, leaving an unmarked grave. This weekend, bookstore Stages of Freedom will change that.