“History Context of the Watchman Institute: Tuskegee of the North”
The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society invites you explore American identity and Rhode Island history through a series of lectures on the complex contributions, journeys, plights and experiences of African Heritage peoples. African American Heritage peoples have a rich and complicated history that mirrors the strength, resilience and forward leaning optimism that is the American core. Expand the horizons of what you think you know!
As this month’s feature speaker, Prof. Richard Lobban invites you dig deeper into history through his talk on the historical context of The Watchman Institute, rooted in Providence and functioning in Scituate as "Tuskegee of the North". This history will include the urban needs of the Black population as well as the arson attacks by the Ku Klux Klan active in this time in the 20th century as well as some of the intriguing features of the remarkable architecture of this building.
Richard A. LOBBAN, Jr, PhD. Dr. Lobban is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College (RIC) where he taught for over thirty years. At RIC he served as Director of African and African-American Studies and Chair of Anthropology. He also served as Vice President of the RI Black Heritage Society.
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