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"Stories of Slavery in New Jersey"

Presented by Rick Geffken

2022-02-01 19:00:00 2022-02-01 20:00:00 America/New_York "Stories of Slavery in New Jersey" Dutch and English settlers brought the first enslaved people to New Jersey in the seventeenth century. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Tuesday, February 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-01 19:00:00 2022-02-01 20:00:00 America/New_York "Stories of Slavery in New Jersey" Dutch and English settlers brought the first enslaved people to New Jersey in the seventeenth century. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Explore From Home

Virtual AS 1

Dutch and English settlers brought the first enslaved people to New Jersey in the seventeenth century.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85251336899

February is Black History Month.

By the time of the Revolutionary War, slavery was an established practice on labor-intensive farms throughout what became known as the Garden State.

The progenitor of the influential Morris family, Lewis Morris, brought Barbadian slaves to toil on his estate of Tinton Manor in Monmouth County.

Colonel Tye, an escaped slave from Shrewsbury, joined the British Ethiopian Regiment during the Revolutionary War and led raids throughout the towns and villages near his former home.

Charles Reeves and Hannah Van Clief married soon after their emancipation in 1850, and became prominent citizens of Lincroft, as did their next four generations.

Author Rick Geffken reveals stories from New Jersey's dark history of slavery.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/56750

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | History | Author Talk |

TAGS: | #blackhistorymonth |

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