Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage Conference, June 2, 2018

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Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 7:30 am to 9 pm at Rider University North Hall, Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, NJ as we uplift the lives of enslaved and freed people of African descent in English North American and the United States of America (1619-1865)

The full conference will include:

  • A remembrance ceremony.
  • A plenary speaker: Ric Murphy, Vice President of History AAHGS.
  • Twelve informative sessions. Topics include Basic Genealogy, Using DNA, and two “Emerging Scholars” sessions, American Law & Slavery.
  • Noted presenters include: LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, CG, Zann Nelson, Teresa Vega, GiGi Best-Richardson, Ruth Hunt, Nikki Williams Sebastian, Amy Thiriot, and NJ-AAHGS Members.
  • A lunch speaker: Steve Hammond, The Syphax Family.
  • A program for children.
  • Tell Your Ancestor’s Story“-Sign up to be interviewed and have your session taped and aired on our website.
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Networking.

The day will conclude with our awards dinner. Our keynote speaker is Mélisande Short-Colomb, descendant of the 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown University and founding member of the GMP Advisory Board.

The early ticket discount has been extended to May 11, 2018. Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Register Now!

Discount code PATH1619

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Evelyn A. McDowell, Ph.D., President, Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage, info@sdusmp.org

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