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Letter to My Old Master

In 1864, after 32 long years in the service of his master, Jourdon Anderson and his wife, Amanda, escaped a life of slavery when Union Army soldiers freed them from the plantation on which they had been working so tirelessly….

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New App for Exploration of African-American History

The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum has announced a new app designed by trustee Kevin Burkman to help users easily find African American historical points of interest from Maine to Virginia and obtain information about each site, including Google Map…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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

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…

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Long-Running Black History Show in a Library Basement

After scanning the timeline of Black history events that was distributed at meetings of the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ, and realizing that there were many people and events she did not know, Sandra Hayward determined that she…

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