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Celebrate Juneteenth and the Higbee School, June 22, 2019

Join in the commemoration of and efforts to save the first school for African American children in Trenton, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  “The Higbee Street School was the first educational institution specifically constructed for the free…

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Voices of the Movement

Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post created a limited series podcast interviewing veterans of the civil rights movement.  Episodes include Bloody Sunday, the participation of women and children, nonviolent resistance, and the role of music.  To hear the voices of…

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T. Thomas Fortune and Bordentown’s “Tuskegee of the North,” May 5, 2019

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What Do You See? Using the Arts to Enrich Understanding of the African American Experience, June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey This workshop will demonstrate how the arts can be used to engage our communities and audiences in exploring African American history and experience. Following a presentation…

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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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