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Slavery and Emancipation Laws in 19th Century New Jersey, June 19, 2018

Come celebrate Juneteenth, marking the official end of slavery in the United States, at the New Jersey State Library with a lecture on Slavery in 19th Century New Jersey.   We’ll be discussing slavery and slavery laws in New Jersey in…

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The North’s Jim Crow

Andrew W. Kahrl, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, provides examples of preventing beach access to brown and black people to illustrate how town’s in the North use “quality of life” laws to…

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Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law, May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Monarch Housing Associates in partnership with Seton Hall University Law School, the Anti-Poverty Network of NJ, and NJ Institute for Social Justice will host a Public Policy Forum on The Color of Law. For more information click here. SPEAKER The Public Policy…

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Corporate America supports the fight for LGBT rights. It should do the same for black lives. by Janet Langhart Cohen

Noting that money talks in her Washington Post op-ed, Cohen describes the response of corporations to state legislatures attempts to pass discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and calls on corporate America to speak out with equal…

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White Debt by Eula Biss

“The word ‘privilege,’ composed of the Latin words for private and law, describes a legal system in which not everyone is equally bound,” writes Eula BIss in her New York Times Magazine essay. (December 6, 2015) .  She adds about…

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