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Photo Highlight — Rhode Island Memories III: From Turmoil to the Providence Renaissance — The 1960s through the 1990s

Our upcoming hardcover book, Rhode Island Memories III: From Turmoil to the Providence Renaissance — The 1960s through the 1990s, provides a look at hundreds of photos spanning four decades of Rhode Island history. In this post we feature two images provided by the Providence Journal.

The above photo depicts Fair Housing supporters in June 1968. The Fair Housing Act is a colloquial name for Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was a push to outlaw discrimination in the rental or purchase of homes because of race, color, religion or national origin. The act was passed by Congress in April 1968, only one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

This photo, taken by photographer Lawrence S. Millard, shows wind and waves off Nantucket, December 1976. The ship was carrying a cargo of 7,700,000 US gallons of oil, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters in history.

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Rhode Island Memories III: From Turmoil to the Providence Renaissance — The 1960s through the 1990s Cover
Providence Journal presents Rhode Island Memories III: From Turmoil to the Providence Renaissance — The 1960s through the 1990s

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