Providence Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell (D) tells WPRO’s Tara Granahan that she plans on introducing legislation to remove “Providence Plantations” from the state’s official name, “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
“It’s a reminder to me, it’s a reminder to people of African decent, and a reminder to all of us…that this was a plantation. We don’t need to be reminded of that, we know what happened on the Providence Plantation, we know that Brown was a major slave trader,” Ranglin-Vassell told Granahan.
Representative Ranglin-Vassell also discussed her opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies.
Listen to the full conversation below: