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Newport R.I. newspaper events

I am a retired librarian and teacher of languages, now working as a Spanish medical interpreter, aged 76. I am working on a Today in Newport History book based on newspaper events listed in local almanacs. I index them using Microsoft Word mark format. Many items display people by terms that are not politically correct, i.e., Irish, Italian, Chinaman, colored. However, this is a way to find these individuals.

I took what I have gathered so far out of 400 pages of Newport, R.I. history and pulled out the items labeled "colored." Newport was a slave trading center and has a sizable African-American community compared to the rest of Rhode Island, also the first African-American mayor in the state.
Any suggestions as to where to publish this extract? I have illustrated the extract with my own drawings and plan to publish a little chapbook.

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Newport R.I. newspaper events
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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