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Disproportionate use of force against black people by police in New Jersey is documented.

In New Jersey, a black person was more than three times more likely to face police force than someone who is white.  This is one of the findings from a database of police use of force in New Jersey.  “The Force Report, a…

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Timbuctoo Day, September 22, 2018 in Westhampton, NJ

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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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2018 Black History Month Events throughout New Jersey

Wherever you are in New Jersey this February, you can find performances, talks, and other events to celebrate Black History Month.  Click here to find a listing by location. Of particular interest to the residents of Princeton, birthplace of Paul…

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Difficult Topics in African American History Workshop, November 1, 2017

An all-day, in-depth examination of approaches for learning, and dialogue about the difficult issues in interpreting the African American experience, presented in conjunction with Grounds For Sculpture’s Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition.  We’ll focus on uncovering the complexities…

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