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African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility

Antique portrait of an African-American family.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Price: Free

Mercer County Library: Hopewell Branch

245 Pennington Titusville Rd
Pennington, NJ 08534

Hopewell Valley Historical Society

Event Description

Join a discussion with Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, the authors of African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility. 

Through grit and determination, the founding Black families of Sourland Mountain and surrounding Central New Jersey put down roots, built homes, established churches and navigated their lives in an unforgiving world. 

Through extensive research and interviews authors Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills reveal stories of the families who shaped the region for generations.

Copies of their book will also be available for sale and signing.
This is an online and in-person event. Note the in-person event is free and open to the public – but has limited space. Click here to register for in-person (through the Mercer County Library)

Additional Information

Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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