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Celebrating Frederick Douglass and Newark’s Abolitionist History

Rutgers University-Newark graduate student, Noelle Lorraine Williams, designed a sculpture to commemorate Frederick Douglass’s visit to Newark on April 17, 1849 to deliver an address at the former Plane Street Colored Church as a fundraiser for his North Star newspaper…

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In Search of the Underground Railroad, April 2, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm, at Rutgers-Camden Campus Center (326 Penn Street, Camden, NJ) Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, author of  Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance, will given a talk entitled, “In Search of the…

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Remembering the Women of Slavery, Lest We Forget: Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, March 23, 2019

At the Wyck House, 6026 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia PA, join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of thoughtful consideration of the lives of women who lived through enslavement in America. The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience highlights and heightens public…

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Self Tour of African American Life in Princeton Unveiled

A self-guided Heritage Tour, sponsored by the Witherspoon–Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS) to commemorate 29 noted African American sites in Princeton, is about to become a reality.  For many decades Ms. Shirley Satterfield has been conducting educational tours of the…

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Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts

“Massachusetts was the first [colony] to legalize slavery, in 1641. Even before then, merchants in the Massachusetts Bay Colony had enslaved Native Americans, and by 1638 were bartering them for Africans in the West Indies. The slave trade grew from…

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