Lunch and Learn: From Gardner's Wharf

Lunch and Learn: From Gardner's Wharf

to Elizabeth Street

From Gardner's Wharf to Elizabeth Street: Searching for Rhode Island Slavery in the CHS Archives


In this virtual talk, Dr. Edward Andrews will discuss Newport Gardner, an enslaved African who became a major free black community leader in Rhode Island during the post-Revolutionary years. Dr. Andrews will pay special attention to the ways in which the archival holdings at The Connecticut Historical Society can help us understand the conditions of Gardner's enslavement, the economic landscape he inhabited, and his persistent bondage at the hands of one of America's most notorious slave traders.

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