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Stages of Freedom in the Media

Stages of Freedom's award winning Swim Empowerment Program and groundbreaking African American Museum have been featured by news outlets across the state and the nation.

Recent Feature Links:

Rhode Island PBS Weekly: "Swimming Upstream"

"Frederick Douglass Would Ask You to Change the World": Ray Rickman speaks at Seekonk Congregational Church

"Stages of Freedom: understanding of the past, empowerment for the future"

Rhody Radio: Opening the Oyster with Robb Dimmick Podcast

The College Independent*: Week in Westminster Street :Bookstore Museum

YurView: Stages of Freedom's Museum in Rhode Island


Newport This Week: History of Black Churches Fills Redwood


Roger Williams University: Do Lord Remember Me: Black Church in RI


Go Local Providence: Stages of Freedom’s Rickman, Dimmick Receive Innovation in Humanities Award


Rhody Radio: How to Talk About Slavery with Ray Rickman Podcast

Providence Journal: Faithful to Their Cause


Bay State Banner: A Noble Tradition


Providence Daily Dose: Stages Of Freedom Downtown


Reporter Today: Special Event Showcases African American Food Traditions in Rhode Island,831


Newport This Week Black Regiment Ceremony


Brown Daily Herald: From Brown to the Ballot: Stages of Freedom Remembers First Black Female Vice Presidential Nominee Charlotta Bass


Providence Daily Dose: Stages of Freedom Open

Unveiling the Museum


RI News Today: Reflection: Gem of the Ocean, Necessary Theatre for This Time – Robb Dimmick


Providence Journal: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Had Many R.I. Ties


Frederick Douglass visit to Woonsocket leaves a complicated legacy

Stages of Freedom Has Rhode Island’s Only Local Black History Museum

Rhode Island has more Black history than you think.


WJAR Health Check - Swim Empowerment Grant Coverage,36457,27083

Black History Month: Stages of Freedom #2: George T Downing

Black History Month: Stages of Freedom #5: Frederick Douglas

Black History Month: Stages of Freedom #4: Sissieretta Jones

The Vineyard Current - Segment from February 20th, 2022 - Stages of Freedom - Digital Resources

Black History Month: Stages of Freedom #3: John Carter Minkins

The Vineyard Current - Segment from February 27th, 2022 - Stages of Freedom-Portrait of Becky Howard

While Benefit Street was Young | April 23, 2019

The Vineyard Current - February 27th, 2022

The Vineyard Current - February 20th, 2022

Black History Month: Stages of Freedom #1: The Bannisters


The Rhode to Black Health:

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