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If These Stones Could Talk

If These Stones Could Talk

02/22/2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM



African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey

Beverly Mills and Sharon Elaine Buck

From left, Beverly Mills and Sharon Elaine Buck are co-authors of the book If These Stones Could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey.
Photo Credit: Jackie Fay

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

RSVP for Zoom Link: legacy@ccm.edu

*This event will premiere on the CCM You Tube channel starting Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of education and enlightenment with local historians Beverly Mills and Sharon Elaine Buck. who will offer a virtual Q&A about their acclaimed book.

If These Stones Could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey.

“A stunningly thorough and poignant study of African-Americans.” Kirkus Reviews

Mills and Buck are co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and serve as trustees of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, which is an historic cemetery fo​r people of African descent located in the Sourland Mountains in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Kirkus Reviews had this to say about Mills and Buck’s book: “At the heart of this moving chronicle is the authors’ impassioned desire to ‘break the cycle of America’s historical omissions’ regarding its Black citizens, whose significant contributions have often been consigned to oblivion. ‘The challenges that African Americans face in proving their family history is a direct result of the lack of primary documentation—records of accomplishments or achievements in their lives.

RSVP: legacy@ccm.edu

Co-sponsored by CCM’s Office of Special Events, The Legacy Project’s Signature Series, and The Legacy Project’s Commemoration Committee