Titled "Negroes and Events in Rhode Island 1696-1970," this unfinished manuscript presents a timeline of African American history in Rhode Island from 1696 to 1819. This timeline includes the introduction of slavery; African American participation in the American Revolution; the abolition of slavery; and the establishment of African American churches.
Gross, Carl Russell, "Manuscript C" (1971). Dr. Carl Russell Gross Collection. 3.
Clauson, J. Earl. "Newport Gardener's Life Story Comes Down the Years," Providence Journal , May 20, 1936. Newspaper clipping located between manuscript pages 2a and 3.
CG Manuscript C Supplement 2.pdf (858 kB)
Bibiographic information on, "A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion: 1861-1865," by George W. Williams, LL. D.
CG Manuscript C Supplement 3.pdf (1197 kB)
"History Emerges From Razing," newspaper clipping inserted after manuscript page 11.
CG Manuscript C Supplement 4.pdf (2690 kB)
"Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church," pamphlet inserted before page 12.
CG Manuscript C Supplement 5.pdf (8014 kB)
Hand written notes on "George Henry," inserted before page 14.