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New Jersey’s Tuskegee of the North: A Program on The Bordentown School
February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This program features the past and current history of the Tuskegee of the North—more commonly known as the Bordentown School. From its founding in 1886 to the present, Bordentown’s story has fascinated and inspired generations of advocates of African American History. The PBS documentary, A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School (2010) will be featured in this evening’s program. Dr. Mildred Rice Jordan, associate professor emerita will be our facilitator. Dr. Rice Jordan is the granddaughter of the founder of the Bordentown School and the author of a book describing its highly successful educational practices, Reclaiming African American Students: Legacies, Lessons, and Prescriptions (The Bordentown School Model 2017). As an author, former public school teacher, college professor, and social activist she brings authenticity and illuminating insights to the history of this iconic institution. Join us for an experience that will broaden and enhance your knowledge of New Jersey’s rich African American heritage.