Thursday, February 22, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10 Durand Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Queer Newark Oral History Project
The Queer Newark Oral History Project is a community-based project that interviews LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming people in Newark, NJ.
The project's goal is to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ people and communities in Newark while embracing inclusivity so that everyone feels valued, respected, and represented.
- Beatrice Simpkins, Executive Director, Newark LGBTQ Community Center
- Gary Paul Wright, Executive Director, African American Office Of Gay Concerns
- Kristyn Scorsone, Phd Candidate, American Studies, Rutgers University
Moderator: Whitney Strub, Associate Professor Of History, Rutgers University
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.