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New Jersey Historical Society Spring 2013 no 1536
Riverbank Park School Program
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Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers

Send the Word: New Jersey During the Great War

The Long March Home: An American Soldier’s Life as a Nazi Slave Laborer

“Meet Me under Bamberger’s Clock”: A Celebration of the Life and Contributions of Louis Bamberger

Firehouses of Newark: A Photographic Exhibit

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Juneteenth is now a State and Federal holiday. It began as a commemorative event when enslaved Blacks in Texas learned that they were freed—two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This recognition memorializes the end of slavery in the country and marks a new beginning of a long-deferred process of making slavery a critical part of our national conversation. The New Jersey Historical Society has always promoted the study of African American history and experience.  We are pleased that this has become a nationwide discussion. 

Access in the age of COVID-19 will require advanced pre-scheduled appointments for Library research and Museum tours. Also, keep in mind that our staff may be limited at this time. Please call 973-596-8500 x238 or email library@jerseyhistory.org to schedule your appointment.

 A Special Message in Support of Racial Justice

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