Exhibition - Our Rhode: Commemorating the Fox Point Cape Verdean Community

Friday, July 1, 2016

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence RI 02903

Empire Street Exhibit Room

Repeats every day until Sun Jul 31 2016 .
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This exhibit, presented by the Fox Point Cape Verdean Heritage Project, Inc., highlights the St. Antonio Association and Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (International Longshoremen’s Association) -- two of the major institutions of the Fox Point Cape Verdean community.

Founded in 1933, the St. Antonio Association, Rhode Island’s first Cape Verdean Beneficent Society, provided health and death benefits to members, and contributed to the social, cultural and spiritual needs of the community. Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (International Longshoremen’s Association) was founded in 1934 in Providence, Rhode Island, and is the first labor union in New England organized predominantly by Cape Verdeans. On display are historic photographs and materials from the two organizations.

The Fox Point Cape Verdean Project(FPCVP), is an independent community based research initiative comprised primarily of former residents and/or descendants of the founding Cape Verdean families who settled in Fox Point at the beginning of the 20th century. Launched in 2007 and incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit in 2014, the goal is to document and preserve the legacy of the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point. The "Masters of the Craft: Gallery of Memory" exhibition was made possible in part with the support of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Brown University,Emerson College, and through a 2010 and a 2012 grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Printing of the posters for this installation was made possible with funding from Emerson College. 

Image credit: SPIA Media Productions, Inc.