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Black History & Culture

Did you know that New Jersey was the LAST state to abolish slavery in the Northeast? Or that slaves, farmers, business owners, and veterans of every war – American Revolution, Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Viet Nam – are buried in the Stoutsburg Cemetery, and some of their progeny still reside in the Sourland region? Welcome to POL’S newest guide celebrating Black History in the Princeton area. Black culture is rich in history in our area and a crucial part of our future.

“Black history is American history, and I encourage people of all ages to discover and learn about our differences while recognizing our harmony.” Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes

Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton

Black Past

4616 25th Avenue NE Seattle WA 98105

Historical Society of Princeton

Updike Farmstead 354 Quaker Road Princeton NJ 08542


I Am Trenton Community Foundation

PO Box 1743 Trenton NJ 8607


Museums in Motion

453 Walnut Lane Princeton NJ 8540


National Museum of African American History & Culture

1400 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20560


Not In Our Town Princeton

PO Box 43 Princeton NJ 8542

Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack Street Trenton NJ 08608


Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM)

189 Hollow Road Skillman NJ 8558

609 309-5155

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (TAACC)

20 South Montgomery Street Trenton NJ 08601


The Princeton & Slavery Project

Princeton University Princeton NJ 8540

The Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society

19 Witherspoon Street Princeton NJ 08542