Friday, May 19, 2006

Spotlight on Local Speakers: Cherry Fletcher Bamberg

As the editor of Rhode Island Roots, the journal of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, is always on the look-out for stories from the Ocean State. . .

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She's the author/editor of many books and articles on Rhode Island including The Diary of Capt. Samuel Tillinghast of Warwick, Rhode Island, 1757-1766 (RIGS, 2000).

Her lecture on the 1774 Colonial Census of Rhode Island, "People of Color at Warwick RI in 1774: Putting Names to the Numbers" is on Saturday (S-318). She'll discuss her techniques for identifying people of color in Warwick prior to the Revolution and tell the tales of Sampson Spywood, Fora Barton, Prosper Gorton, Tamar Rice and Newport Wickes among others.


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