In honor of Women’s History Month, SSAAM, central New Jersey’s first Black history museum, is excited to announce a special exhibit of historical portraits of women from the Sourland region’s Black founding families and their descendants. The exhibit, entitled “African American Women of the Sourlands,” will open to the public on March 25th, 2023.
“African American Women of the Sourlands” will showcase the photos and stories of African American women who left their mark on New Jersey history from the 18th century to the present day. Visitors will learn about Sylvia Dubois, “the slave who whipped her mistress and earned her freedom”; Corinda True, who with her husband donated the land on which SSAAM stands today; 102-year-old Evelyn Brooks, a long-time resident of the Sourland Mountain area; and more!
The exhibit will be on view to the public at the National Historic Register-listed Mt. Zion AME Church in Skillman, SSAAM’s home, adjacent to the historic True Family Farmstead. This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run the weekend of March 25 and 26, from 1:30 PM to 4 PM.