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Join authors Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck to discuss their new book: African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility

by Community Contributor

You are invited to join a discussion with Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, the authors of African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility on February 5, 2024 at 6:30pm.

Through grit and determination, the founding Black families of Sourland Mountain and surrounding Central New Jersey put down roots, built homes, established churches, and navigated their lives in an unforgiving world. Through extensive research and interviews authors Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills reveal stories of the families who shaped the region for generations.

Copies of their book, African Americans of Central New Jersey, will be available for sale, as well as signing.

​Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills are the founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and co-authors of If These Stones Could Talk. They proudly received the Kirkus Book Review in October 2018 and in 2019 the New Jersey Author’s Award Non-Fiction Popular Works Category. In 2020, they partnered with the Museum of the American Revolution for an exhibition titled When Women Lost the Vote. In 2021, they received Doris C. Carpenter Award on behalf of Preservation New Jersey for their work on the March of America’s Diverse Army through New Jersey and the Solomon Northup Family Award for uplifting the memory of enslaved people. Their new book, African Americans of Central New Jersey: A History of Harmony and Hostility, was released in July.​​

Co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Friends of the Hopewell Branch Library.

Attend the event in person at the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library,
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd., Pennington, NJ.  The in-person event is free and open to the public – but has limited space. Click here to register for in-person only.  

Or attend the event online via Zoom. – Click here to register for online only​ –

For more information, click here.

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