Resources: African American Civil Rights in Rhode Island: The Twentieth Century

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, and Rhode Island Historical Society collaborated on a project funded by the National Park Service for a multi-phase project on African Americans’ Struggle for Civil Rights in Rhode Island: The 20th Century.┬áThe project consisted of conducting archival research, collecting oral histories, and documenting places of significance to civil rights in Rhode Island.┬áPublic exhibits and school unit plans were also created thanks to this grant.

Work products created by the partners and their consultants include:

>Survey Report: African American Civil Rights in Rhode Island: The Twentieth Century (PAL, 2019)

>Lesson: Elementary Level Unit Plan (grades 3-5)*

>Lesson: Middle Level Unit Plan*

>Lesson: High School Level Unit Plan*

>African American Civil Rights Timeline (1652-1986)**

*Hosted by Rhode Island Historical Society

**Hosted by Rhode Island Black Heritage Society

Additional work products will be posted in the future.