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.
Also, for virtual tours visit our page Mapping NJ Black History and YOUTUBE page.
Lost Souls Memorial
The memorial will center the 137 Lost Souls whose freedom was stolen by the corrupt Van Wickle Slave Ring. https://lostsoulsmemorialnj.org/
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.
Black Power! 19th Century
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