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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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“Against a Sea of Troubles,” October 12, 2018, Trent House Lecture

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“Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon,” September 16, 2018

On Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm at the Princeton Public Library, author and professor Cheryl Finley discusses her book, “Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon.” From the Princeton University Press web site: “One of the…

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Enslaved Africans Do Not Count As Immigrants

Julia Craven explains the difference, quoting Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, ” ‘Misrepresenting the process of European colonization of North America, making everyone an immigrant, serves to preserve the ‘official story’ of a mostly benign and benevolent USA . . . .So, let’s…

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