Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

K-12 Education

The Simmons Center is a hub of educational resources that provides access to curricula geared toward Rhode Island students that meet the needs of our diverse multilingual learners. Our educational program also offers professional development through restorative justice and responsive classroom frameworks to teachers and educational leaders.

Education Programs

The best part is being with people, like me, who care about diversity issues and want to do something about it…We’re learning how to solve these issues together as a group.

Lily Aspen 2022 Black and Indigenous Summer Institute participant

Slavery & Legacy Walking Tours

Students can also engage with the Center through our Slavery & Legacy Walking Tours. We ask that all requests are made at least two weeks in advance in order for our team to properly manage the logistics. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on a tour soon! 

Request a Slavery & Legacy Walking Tour

Listen to audio for each stop on the tour

View and download the Slavery & Legacy Walking Tour brochure and map


Large or small, general or specific, our educational workshops are sure to be memorable and transformative. Fill out the form as completely as possible to help us customize an educational workshop to best meet your various student, educator, or community needs.

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Resources for RI Students & Teachers