RIBHS-logo The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society formed in 1975 is one of the oldest African American historical organizations in America. Constituted for the purposes of collecting, preserving and interpreting materials relating to the history of the African Heritage people of Rhode Island.
1696logo The 1696 Heritage Group is a historical consulting firm dedicated to helping persons and institutions of color to increase their knowledge and access to the light of truth of their unique American heritage. The firm draws on extensive knowledge and experience in ethnic American historical research, interpretation, program and product development.

Together, the organizations have teamed to collect and present a series of online historical exhibits to interpret the African Heritage experience in Rhode Island and beyond.