The Sankofa Collaborative presents its final workshop of 2023 on Wednesday, October 11th, “Slavery, It Happened Here, Too – Stories from New Jersey, Part 2.”
This full-day program will continue a discussion of the history of slavery in New Jersey with presentations on research sources and methods. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey Historical Commission, the workshop will kick off with a theatrical presentation by Luna Stage. The program will continue with panels on three topics:
- Finding Connections with Africa, including Shazel Muhammad, founder and director of African Link Initiative, Jocelyn Francis-White, retired history teacher, and Guy Weston, Timbuctoo, NJ
- Tracing Individual and Family Histories, including Catherine Medich, New Jersey State Archives; Sharece Blakney, graduate student of American History at Rutgers-Camden; and Paul Schopp, Assistant Director, South Jersey Culture & History Center, Stockton University
- Researching Community Histories, including Dr. Christopher Matthews, Montclair State University Anthropology Department, Peggy Norris, and Dolly Marshall, Lawnside Historical Society
The $60 registration fee includes admission to Grounds For Sculpture and meals.
Registration and continental breakfast will be from 8:30 AM to 9 AM. The workshop will take place between 9 AM and 4 PM and includes lunch and afternoon refreshments.
For additional information, please visit: https://sankofacollaborative.org/upcoming-programs