Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role – The New York Times

This is real leadership! “The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is establishing a slavery museum and reconciliation center in an old cathedral as part of an effort to acknowledge its own complicity in the slave trade.”

James DeWolf Perry VI, “a direct descendant of the most prolific slave-trading family in the United States’ early years,” astutely states: “I want my child to remember our family history, both good and bad,” he said. “I think this is how we need to approach our shared history as a nation, too.”

Source: Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role – The New York Times

The 200-year-old Cathedral of St. John in Providence, R.I., which will become a racial reconciliation center and a museum focused on the North's involvement in slavery. Credit Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times

The 200-year-old Cathedral of St. John in Providence, R.I., which will become a racial reconciliation center and a museum focused on the North’s involvement in slavery. Credit Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times

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