This section connects you with the community members and institutions doing research, creating and sustaining memorials and creating events and literature about early African American history and culture in New Jersey.
New Jersey Historical Commission The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is a state agency dedicated to the advancement of public knowledge and preservation of New Jersey history. It fulfills its mission through various programming initiatives, as well as an active grant program. The African American History Program was recently reinstated at the Commission and its speaker series “Black Is” educates and engages the general public about New Jersey history and historical sites. Join their mailing list to get updates on our grant opportunities and programs https://bit.ly/NJHCMailingList!
The Black Freedom Struggle in Northern New Jersey, 1613-1860: A Review of the Literature https://www.montclair.edu/anthropology/research/slavery-in-nj/
Our mission is to develop a powerful multimedia interactive archive to teach the lessons of African American struggle for empowerment in the nation’s major urban centers in the North, focusing on the era of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.
In 2017, five New Jersey organizations – 1804 Consultants, Grounds For Sculpture, The New Jersey Historical Society, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, and the William Trent House Museum – formed the Sankofa Collaborative. Its purpose is to help individuals in schools, museums and libraries present, interpret, and discuss African American history.