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The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing […]

In Graves of Their Own (virtual)

Algernon Ward, a notable figure in Trenton’s history community and President of the 6th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Reenactors, will highlight the history of Locust Hill, the largest remaining African American cemetery in the Capital city of Trenton. This event co-sponsored by Mercer County Library System, Friends of the Hickory Corner Branch, […]