Black History Month and the R.I. Slave History Medallion Project Articles
Linden Place has been re-examining its history for preparation of the installation of a QR coded Medallion as part of the Rhode Island Slave History Medallion Project. We will be sharing the stories we have uncovered about the house, its inhabitants, and most importantly the enslaved and free black people connected with Linden Place and our community. Some stories are straight forward and anecdotal, and some are nuanced and painful. As part of this project, one goal is to create a safe space at Linden Place to discuss a difficult topic. We welcome your comments and insights as they will help us in our journey to that goal. More about the Project can be found in this article.
February 2, 2021: Our first installment is about the African-American barber who set up shop in Linden Place's conservatory in the 1850s. His name was Daniel Tanner, "A Knight of the Razor."
February 10, 2021: Our second installment is about the Native-Americans who inhabited the lands that today, we can Bristol. "The Land and the First People."