Stories of Slavery in New Jersey


Mon, Jun 20, 2022    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Spotswood Public Library
548 Main Street, Spotswood , NJ, 08888

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Join us for a Juneteenth Event.  Author Rick Geffken will be discussing his new book, Stories of Slavery in New Jersey.   Learn about New Jersey’s role in the dark history of slavery.

Dutch and English settlers brought the first enslaved people to New Jersey in the seventeenth century. By the time of the Revolutionary War, slavery was an established practice on labor-intensive farms throughout what became known as the Garden State.

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