Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sign up today for: The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865


The Historical Society of Moorestown in conjunction with the Moorestown Library is please to present this New Jersey History Speaks Lecture.

The issues of the Civil War were more nuanced than we tend to think and the US wasn't neatly divided along the Mason-Dixon line. Join Professor Jim Gigantino II (via SKYPE) as he traces New Jersey's efforts to abolish slavery from its boundaries-a slow, plodding quest that turned the notion of "free state" on its head and allowed slavery to persist in NJ until the end of the Civil War. Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the Civil War Era.

When:  Wednesday, May 10 at 7 PM

Where:  Moorestown Library, Meeting Rooms A & B

Register online now

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