Topic: history

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.

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

News, University News

University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.

Editorial: Renaming Magee Street

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Renaming Magee Street

November 5, 2017 0 comments

The Providence City Council will decide whether a street will share the name of a slave trader or two of Providence’s most influential black activists.

Arts & Culture

Pembroke field to be transformed into dance floor for annual event

October 11, 2017 0 comments

Saturday evening, after parents retire for the night, Pembroke Field will transform into a dance floor.

Family Weekend tradition steeped in food, arts, culture

Arts & Culture

Family Weekend tradition steeped in food, arts, culture

October 11, 2017 0 comments

Unseasonably warm weather and a tightly-packed schedule featuring sports, theater, food and more will greet families visiting Providence this weekend.

Cordoso ’19: Beyond College Hill and “Crimetown”

Columns, Opinions

Cordoso ’19: Beyond College Hill and “Crimetown”

September 19, 2017 0 comments

This summer, a few friends and I decided to drive into Providence, Rhode Island to grab dinner.

Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

News, Science & Research

Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Edward Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies at Amherst College, has been drawn to insects since childhood.

New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

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New study reveals extent of colonial native enslavement

February 24, 2017 0 comments

A new study by Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher shows the problem in colonial New England reaches further than previously assumed.