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Harriet Jacobs

From our family collection, an original 1861 publication. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina and the author of “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” published in 1861 and one of the first autobiographical narratives about… Continue Reading →

Provisional Liberty in Early Rhode Island

 2013 is the 350th anniversary celebration of the Rhode Island Royal Charter. Dated July 8, 1663, it was drafted by Dr. John Clarke of Newport. Clarke worked for over a decade to secure the charter from England’s King Charles II… Continue Reading →

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