The mission of the Sankofa Collaborative is to build the capacity of individuals, groups, and organizations to learn about, present, and discuss the complex and difficult issues in the history and current experiences of African American citizens of New Jersey. The Collaborative is planning a series of workshops culminating in 2026, with each year’s workshops focused on an era of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence at the founding of our nation. The focus for 2023 is slavery in New Jersey – history and examples in the June workshop and resources for research and interpretation in the October workshop.
- Enslavement as wealth generator in NJ
- Enslavement as the foundation of NJ’s educational and cultural institutions
- Resilience and resistance among NJ’s enslaved people
- Moderator: Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, 1804 Consultants
- Keynote speaker: Dr. Kendra Boyd, Rutgers University
- Ms. Beverly Mills and Ms. Elaine Buck, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum
- Ms. Elizabeth Allan, Deputy Director and Curator, Morven Museum & Garden
- Dr. Jay-Paul Hinds, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Dr. Isabella Morales, The Princeton & Slavery Project
- Dr. Jude Pfister, Morristown National Historic Park
- Dr. Samuel Stephens, 1719 William Trent House
- Mr. Joseph Zemla, Monmouth County Historical Association
Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 AM to 9 AM, and the workshop will take place between 9 AM and 4 PM.
The cost is $60 per person and includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture; breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack; and helps to cover the cost of audiovisual support for the program.
For additional information, please visit: https://sankofacollaborative.org/upcoming-programs