African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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*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.
â€śA 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 foâ€‹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 authorsâ€™ impassioned desire to ‘break the cycle of Americaâ€™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 documentationâ€”records of accomplishments or achievements in their lives.
Co-sponsored by CCM’s Office of Special Events, The Legacy Project’s Signature Series, and The Legacy Project’s Commemoration Committee