New Jersey Reparations Council Launch

On Juneteenth (June 19), NJISJ will be in Perth Amboy to announce the first-of-its-kind council to finally confront and repair New Jersey’s deep and often overlooked history of slavery – and its lasting impact on Black people in New Jersey.

Video Premiere: Reparations in New Jersey

Slavery was not just a southern atrocity. New Jersey, which has been called the “slave state of the North,” has deep ties to the institution of slavery and its aftermath. In fact, New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery and by 1830, over two-thirds...