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Last updated: 3/30/09

What’s New:
Library Exhibit — March 30 - April 3, 2009
Black Lavender 2

During the first week of April 2009, the University of Rhode Island Library Gallery will be displaying Black Lavender 2, an exhibit and talk which will depict Black gay leaders, artists, activists, authors, and everyday men.

Black Gay Men in Rhode Island to be Profiled in Exciting Exhibit and Talk

1. Gay African American men in Rhode Island will be given center stage at a landmark event at the University of Rhode Island. An exhibit, entitled “Black Lavender 2”, will depict Black gay leaders, artists, activists, authors and everyday men, and will be held at the University of Rhode Island Library in Kingston, RI on Monday, March 30 at 5:30 pm.

2.  Dr. Daniel Scott, professor of English at Rhode Island College, will discuss his findings in a series of interviews he conducted with Black gay men throughout the state, detailing their accomplishments and hardships living in the state.

3.  The event, the first of its kind in the nation, will be followed by a reception and is free and open to the public.

4.  The event opens the annual GLBTQ Symposium at URI. For further information, visit their website at:

5.  This project is made possible through major support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent sate affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

6.  Contact: Robb Dimmick, Project Director:

The University Library Gallery is located on the main floor of the University Library, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm

For more information, please contact Brian T. Gallagher, Head of Access Services, at 401-874-9524 or

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