Common Ground: Insights Into Elizabethtown’s Diverse Community,

Elizabeth’s first families and community of free and enslaved African Americans are the topics of “Common Ground: Insights Into Elizabethtown’s Diverse Community, 1664-1864,” a presentation on January 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Snyder Academy, 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ. This Martin Luther King Jr. The day program is the first in the Snyder Academy’s Brackbill Lecture Series.

Snyder Academy Research Fellow and Brown University student Sean Briody will share original research about the families that founded the city in 1664, the community of free and enslaved African-Americans who lived in Elizabethtown and the social and economic ties that bound together and divided the community in its early years. 

The program will include a tour of selected sites in the burial grounds of the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth.  A reception with refreshments will follow. Reservations are recommended; please RSVP to Elliot Dee at Elliot@acadenj.org by January 10.

Families are invited to attend. Union County history trading cards will be available for young attendees.

This presentation is the first installment of the Snyder Academy’s Brackbill Lecture Series, honoring and memorializing the life and legacy of The Reverend Charles Brackbill Jr., who served with distinction as a pastor, educator, media executive and humanitarian for more than six decades.

The Brackbill Lecture Series brings scholars, educators, historians and religious leaders to the community to present talks that will further the causes that were dear to Reverend Brackbill and that will continue his legacy of service to the people of Elizabeth. His vision and leadership transformed the campus of the First Presbyterian Church into a dynamic center for history, education, the arts and social and economic development in midtown Elizabeth.

 

Contact Information
  1. Elliot Dee
  2. elliot@acadenj.org
Mon, January 15
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Elizabeth’s first families and community of free and enslaved African Americans are the topics of “Common Ground: Insights Into Elizabethtown’s Diverse Community, 1664-1864,” a presentation on January 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Snyder Academy, 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ. This Martin Luther King Jr. The day program is the first in the Snyder Academy’s Brackbill ...

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