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URI Library exhibit features African American history display

February 19, 2014

A model plane representing the Tuskegee Airmen, who were known as “The Red Tails,” the first African-American fighter plane unit in the American military.

KINGSTON–Did you know that an African American invented the potato chip? What do you know about the attacks on civil rights protestors in the 1960s by police who used dogs and fire hoses to subdue them?

You can learn about these and related topics this month simply by visiting a lobby display at the University of Rhode Island’s Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the Narragansett Times.

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