Join the Center for Reconciliation (CFR), for the last of its popular International Slave Trade Walking Tours for 2017. The tour offers an exclusive “behind the scenes” look inside four local historic sites, discussing Rhode Island’s complicity and resistance to the international slave trade from a variety of viewpoints. Everyone from the state’s wealthiest early citizens to its most recent antebellum immigrants helped the Ocean State become the US’s largest contributor to the slave trade.  Tour stops include the John Brown House, John Carter Brown Library, University Hall, Stephen Hopkins House, Cathedral of St. John cemetery, and the Cathedral itself.  $20 per person.  Limited spots are available, and registration is required.  Tours will resume in May 2018.  Group rates and times also available by contacting

Registration for Oct. 13:

Tour departs from the corner of Brown and Power Streets near the John Brown House.