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The Gilded Age: Newport in Color

Presented by Historical Society of Old Yarmouth at South Yarmouth United Methodist Church, South Yarmouth MA

Feb 04 2024
The Gilded Age: Newport in Color

Families of color went to Newport during summers of the Gilded Age.

Keith Stokes will discuss on Feb. 4 how Newport, Rhode Island, became a magnet for leading African heritage families during the Gilded Age of the late 1800s during a lecture Feb. 4 in South Yarmouth.

The Gilded Age: Newport in Color

In celebration of Black History Month, Keith Stokes, a native of Newport and vice president of 1696 Heritage Group, will discuss how, in the late 1800s, Newport, Rhode Island, became a magnet for leading African heritage families. The lecture, sponsored by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth, will be Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church.

During the Gilded Age summers, many important African American political, business, civic and ... view more »

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