PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series present an educational seminar “In the Spirit of Sankofa -- Slavery in New Jersey Learning From the Past to Prevail in the Present with Prof. Bill Davis. The program will be Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clinton Elementary School, located at 1302 W. 4th Street.

Bill Davis was born in Newark and raised in Plainfield, NJ; where he attended public school.  Bill then attended Rutgers Un.  and earned a BA in Africana Studies and Masters in Education.  Bill became a Rutgers staff member shortly after graduation working in the Rutgers Camden admission office. During his career in higher education Bill has worked in various positions at NYU, Middlesex County College and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry. One of his favorite appointments is adjunct professor in the Africana Studies department for the past 10 years.

During this session, Prof. Davis will explore the impact of slavery in New Jersey, particularly how it relates to Princeton and Rutgers Universities.

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The Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series is partially funded by a grant from the Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission.

For more information, contact Saafir Jenkins at 908-418-2063 or via email, or John Brinkley at 908-868-8704 or email