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Hope Pod is the solutions-oriented, social justice, history, and culture podcast produced by Communities of Hope. Every semester, RWU students work with professional journalists, community members, and experts to tell the hidden histories of how things became the way they are and how they can change for the better.

Path to Reparations

Path to Reparations tells the story of urban redevelopment in the city of Providence. The redevelopment plans throughout the history of the city have torn apart communities of color in the neighborhoods of Fox Point, Lippitt Hill, West Elmwood and Upper South Providence. The stories of the families affected by displacement have been buried, this podcast aims to uncover them and share the truth of what has really happened in the city. 

 

All historical audio used in this podcast is from WPRI archives at the Rhode Island Historical Society.

 

WPRI-TV Collection ©WPRI-12, Nexstar Media Inc. 

Courtesy of the Rhode Island Historical Society

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A Matter of Truth

This document, titled, A Matter of Truth, describes the struggle for equal rights for African American and Indigenous people in Providence, RI. Click on the image to the left to view the fact finding document.

Providence Public Library showcases the history of the state with the Rhode Island Collections

By Rachel Dvareckas of the Hawks Herald

View the article here.

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