The Unfortunate History of Slavery in New Jersey

          The Union Township Historical Society will host a presentation, "The Unfortunate History of Slavery in New Jersey" by Rick Geffken at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, at 2 pm on Saturday, February 2. 

          Sadly, our state was the last in the North to outlaw slavery.  Mr. Geffken will review the legacy of New Jersey's 200-year history of human bondage with images and stories of slaves, owners, and the local Quaker abolitionist movement.  He has written articles for historical newsletters and blogs, as well as presented research at the New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference.  Mr. Geffken also appeared on the NJ cable TV show, Family Historian.

          Admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call 908-591-4377.

Thu, January 31
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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The Union Township Historical Society will host a presentation, "The Unfortunate History of Slavery in New Jersey" by Rick Geffken at the Union Public Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, at 2 pm on Saturday, February 2.

Sadly, our state was the last in the North to outlaw slavery. Mr. Geffken will review the legacy of New Jersey's 200-year history of human bondage ...

Union, NJ


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