PLAINFIELD, NJ – February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, the Plainfield Public Library will be presenting Local Colonial African-Americans’ Contributions to America.

On Saturday, Feb. 4th, hear stories of African-American men and women who lived in the Plainfield area during colonial times.  These stories will include Caesar, Robert Aaron, Ambo, and others who risked their lives during the Revolutionary Era.

Led by Nancy Piwowar, a local historian and President of the Historical Society of Plainfield, with commentary by Leanne Manna, a Kean University Honors History Student, the discussion will take place in the Anne Louise Davis room from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

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The Historical Society of Plainfield is dedicated to preserving and sharing Plainfield’s rich and diverse history with the community for generations to come.

This program is free and open to the public.  The Plainfield Public Library is located at 800 Park Avenue.

Donations to support the library’s Local History program are always appreciated.  The Plainfield Public Library is a tax-exempt municipal agency.  Donations may be made via PayPal on the Library's website, and checks may be made out to the library and mailed to 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.