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Token on the Freedman’s Coat: The Story Behind Thomas Mundy Peterson’s 1884 Voting Medal
December 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Thomas Mundy Peterson is celebrated as the first African American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment. This presentation by Gordon Bond, independent historian and publisher of NJ history website Garden State Legacy, will introduce attendees to Peterson’s life, as detailed in Bond’s latest book, To Cast a Freedman’s Vote: Thomas Mundy Peterson at the Intersection of Suffrage, Citizenship and Civil Rights.
The event will be held in the College Center building, Cafeteria C. Light refreshments will be served.