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News, Readings, etc. Week of July 6, 2020

1.Slave Ship in 3D Video View a reconstruction of the slave vessel L’Aurore (Voyage ID: 32359). 2.Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, & Speaker Coughlin Announce Support of Legislation to Change Outdated Term of ‘Freeholder’ to ‘Commissioner’ 3.Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey Team…

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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project

The Lost Souls Project of East Brunswick, New Jersey has a new website; click here to view, learn, and donate to support it.  The Project was included in the recent New York Times Magazine article, “They Sold Human Beings Here”…

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Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery

“Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,”  a database, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors, will launch in 2020.  The tool will link information from projects like Vanderbilt’s “Slave Societies Digital Archive” …

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Lost Souls Project fundraiser, May 22, 2019

The inaugural fundraiser with the goal of building a public memorial to the 177+ African Americans who were sold into permanent slavery in 1818 by a corrupt Middlesex County judge who resided in East Brunswick. Four ships sailed holding both…

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What Catholic Church records tell us about America’s earliest black history

“For most Americans, black history begins in 1619, when a Dutch ship brought some “20 and odd Negroes” as slaves to the English colony of Jamestown, in Virginia. Many are not aware that black history in the United States goes…

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