Posted on November 4, 2020

Rhode Island Votes to Remove ‘Providence Plantations’ from Name

CBS News, November 4, 2020

A statewide referendum that would shorten Rhode Island’s official name was approved by voters on Election Day.

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Advocates say the word plantation evokes images of slavery in the state. {snip}

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Rhode Island was incorporated as The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations when it declared statehood in 1790.

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