The virtual exhibition shares two maps in the Black Power! 19th Century Exhibition. The first is dedicated to sites relating to Black abolitionists and activists in Newark and the second is dedicated to sites in New Jersey.
See below for the direct links to the individual maps.
We look forward to sharing more information on the maps in the next couple of months and also presenting a third one in the spring that will detail streets related to the slave economy in Newark and greater New Jersey.
This week's Black Power! 19th Century map and virtual tour is the Enslaved and Free Black Burial Site and Historical marker at New Jersey Performing Arts (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ.
Join curator and researcher Noelle Lorraine Williams as she explores the former location of Trinity Church's Burial Ground and its surprising contemporary connection to an African American ritual from the 18th and 19th centuries.
View more videos, maps, virtual tours and scholarship at www.blackpower19thcentury.com
Even though African Americans lived throughout all of Newark the nucleus of their community (like other major cities) was in the downtown area.