“State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” Considering Name Change

"A push to drop "Providence Plantations" from that name advanced farther than ever on Thursday when House lawmakers voted 70-3 to let residents decide whether their home should simply be called the "State of Rhode Island." It's an encouraging sign for those who believe the formal name conjures up images of slavery, while opponents argue … Continue reading “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” Considering Name Change