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Stories of Slavery in New Jersey (Zoom)

Feb 22 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate Black History Month with author Rick Geffken as he virtually guides us through his new book Stories of Slavery in New Jersey. Readers will be fascinated and probably surprised at the revelation that New Jersey, in 1866, was the last northern state to abolish slavery. Geffken will analyze this fact and much more as he leads us through this fascinating look at New Jersey's relationship with slavery.

Rick Geffken has written numerous articles on various aspects of New Jersey history for local newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.  Rick’s books include Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore; Hidden History of Monmouth County; and To Preserve & Protect, profiles of people who recorded the history and heritage of Monmouth County, New Jersey.  He is currently heading up a project called the New Jersey Slavery Records Index under the auspices of Monmouth University of West Long Branch, NJ.


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