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Exhibit explores Newport’s Gilded Age residents of African heritage
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Exhibit explores Newport’s Gilded Age residents of African heritage
The Gilded Age, the late 19th century period of economic boom, conjures up names of wealthy white magnates such as the Vanderbilts and the Carnegies, who built transportation and steel empires. But the names of notable African heritage people of the same era remain lesser known.
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