History of the Slave Trade Settled in 1639, Newport was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group and a descendant of slaves in Newport, discusses the life of slaves in New England.

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    History of the Slave Trade

    Settled in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island, was the largest slave trade port in North America. Keith Stokes, vice president of the 1696 Heritage Group and a descendant of slaves in Newport, talked about the life of slaves in New England and the economic impact human trafficking had on Rhode Island. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Newport, Rhode Island, from October 21-27, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox cable local affiliate, they visited…