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“Slavery, It Happened Here, Too – Stories from New Jersey”

June 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Sankofa Collaborative Event Flyer

NJCH is proud to sponsor the Sankofa Collaborative’s June 6 workshop “Slavery, It Happened Here, Too – Stories from New Jersey.” The workshop will focus on the history of slavery in New Jersey, with an aim to build the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations to learn about, present, and discuss the complex and difficult issues in the history and current experiences of African American citizens of New Jersey. In the fall, the Collaborative plans to follow with a workshop on resources for research and interpretation.

The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Grounds for Sculpture. Registration and continental breakfast will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $60 per person. Registration includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture; breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack; and helps to cover the cost of audiovisual support for the program.

Click here to purchase registration for the event on the Sankofa Collaborative website

The workshop is part of a series of workshops culminating in 2026, with each year’s workshops focused on an era of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence at the founding of our nation. NJCH is honored to be a long-term sponsor of Sankofa’s workshops through 2026.


Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, 1804 Consultants

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Kendra Boyd, Rutgers University


Ms. Beverly Mills and Ms. Elaine Buck, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum


  • Ms. Elizabeth Allan, Deputy Director and Curator, Morven Museum & Garden
  • Dr. Jay-Paul Hinds, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Isabella Morales, The Princeton & Slavery Project
  • Dr. Jude Pfister, Morristown National Historic Park
  • Dr. Patricia Pongracz, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
  • Mr. Joseph Zemla, Monmouth County Historical Association

Photo courtesy of Grounds For Sculpture


June 6, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Grounds for Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619 United States
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