The History of Greater Mount Zion AME Church – The Oldest Black Church in Trenton

Virtual Zoom Event

The Trent House Association presents a virtual talk on the Greater Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the oldest Black congregation in Trenton, which Richard Allen, founder of the American Methodist Episcopal denomination, helped organize in 1816. Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer will discuss the history and current mission of this historic congregation. The […]

New Jersey: Slave State of the North

Virtual Zoom Event

The purpose of this program is to introduce you to the difficult history of slavery in New Jersey. Featured speakers: Gail R. Safian, author of Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History, and Samuel Still III, chairman Dr. James Still Historic Office Site, Medford NJ.  Followed by Q&A and "What can we do?" Join the […]


The Meaning of Freedom in Jazz from Duke Ellington to Jon Batiste

Congregation Beth Chaim 329 Village Road E, Princeton Junction, NJ

Richard Eland is making his jazz presentation at Congregation Beth Chaim on May 22 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Bagels, cream cheese, and beverages will be provided at the in-person event.  The presentation will also be on Zoom.  Click here to register.  For more information, email

The Necessity of Prison and Reentry Education

Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Een Jabriel, currently acting as the Regional Manager for The Petey Greene Program of NJ, will be the first speaker in the series "After Incarceration: Bending the Moral Arc Toward Justice in the season of Juneteenth." He is responsible for recruiting and training college students and community volunteers to go inside of state and federal […]

Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Genealogy Resources

Virtual Zoom Event

Learn how to trace your Afro-Caribbean ancestors from the West Indies, including Barbados, Jamaica, and other places. Sharon Wilkins is the President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - New York chapter.  Click here to register for this Zoom program.

Mass Incarceration and People of Color: Trauma In, Trauma Out

Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Kimme Carlos, CEO and Founder of Kimme Carlos Motivational Consulting LLC., Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator of Sister Wellness Retreats: Healing Spaces for Black Women, and author of The Window of Grace: Living in Recovery through Christian Faith, is the second speaker in the series Mass Incarceration and People of Color: Trauma In, Trauma Out. She […]

Stories of Slavery in New Jersey

Virtual Event

Author Rick Geffken reveals stories from New Jersey’s history of slavery. Many may be surprised that New Jersey, in 1866, was the last northern state to abolish 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 […]

Racial Learning in Schools: Past, Present, and Future

Virtual Zoom Event

What did the landscape of racial learning in schools look like leading up to this moment? What foundational lessons about race are children are learning in school? What big drivers shape how and what children learn about race in school? How can we empower all children and adults by incorporating developmentally appropriate, healthy teaching and […]

Memorializing African American History: Cemeteries, Monuments, and Markers

Virtual Zoom Event

  As part of the Monmouth County Historical Association's Historically Speaking Virtual Lecture Series, Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will speak to the questions Does history impact the way we see and think of ourselves and others? We owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our hopes to our  history. How do our public markers […]

Transformative Justice: Helping the formerly incarcerated find their way home

Nassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Third and final speaker in the series "After Incarceration: Bending the Moral Arc Toward Justice in the season of Juneteenth," Antonne Henshaw is Director of the Transformative Justice Initiative, a non-profit community service organization that helps formerly incarcerated people enter society. He will share his own experience with incarceration, his return to Camden, New Jersey […]