Black Lives Matter (BLM) Rhode Island cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Pawtucket last weekend, reports WJAR News.
The organization held its grand opening Saturday afternoon for the state’s first African American Innovation Center.
“The African American library is still in developments and we’re launching our rally for jobs inequality to highlight the training partnership that we have,” said Bernice Morris, policy advocate with BLM.
The funding for the new BLM headquarters was all made possible by former Gov. Gina Raimondo’s “Back to Work” initiative.
“We are partnering with another organization called Career Devs, offering state-of-the-art career training to 150 members of the community,” Morris added.
The library will offer thousands of books written by African American authors.
“They will learn about their history, where they’re coming from, they will know what black enslavement is,” said Rep. Marcia Ranglin–Vassell (D), Providence.