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Stories of Slavery in New Jersey – a Zoom Event

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stories of Slavery in New Jersey: Presented by Author and Historian Rick Geffken


Did you know New Jersey, in 1866, was the last northern state to abolish slavery?

In this virtual presentation, author and historian Rick Geffken, provides a fascinating account of the history of slavery in New Jersey throughout the 17th – 19th centuries.  Join us to learn about the detailed research presented in Geffken’s book.


Rick Geffken has written numerous articles on various aspects of New Jersey history for local newspapers, magazines, historical societies, and newsletters. Rick has presented historical papers at the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation in 2014 and 2015. He has participated in Symposia for groups such as the Navesink Maritime Historical Association, and he has appeared on the New Jersey Cable TV show, Family Historian.


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A Zoom link for the event will be sent out a few days in advance of the program.  If you have trouble registering please call the reference desk at 732-721-5600 ext. 5033 and we’ll be happy to sign you up!


February 25
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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