SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The JCC of Central NJ will host "The Shady Rest Country Club: A Black NJ Cultural Oasis in the Age of Segregation" with Larry Hogan at the JCC on Monday, Feb. 13 at 11:15 a.m.

Larry Hogan, senior professor at Union County College, will tell the story of The Shady Rest Country Club, the country club in Scotch Plains that, from the 1920s to the 1950s, was owned and operated by African-Americans. The presentation will examine the rich social, recreational, professional, athletic, business, educational and entertainment world behind the veil of segregation that separated white from black through much of 19th and 20th Century America. 

Hogan has taught, researched, written about, published and presented programs in the field of African-American history for more than 40 years. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Negro League baseball. He has a B.A. from Fairfield University, his M.A. from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. 

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This event is sponsored by Horizon Speakers Bureau.  

The event is $6 for non-members. JCC members get in free. Stay for lunch for $4. Reservations needed three days in advance. To register online, visit

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.

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