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Events for Thursday February 25, 2021

The Junior No. 1 Stories, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

Thursday February 25, 2021
7:00 PM

Zoom presentation on “William A Poland, Architect of Junior No. 1 and over 2,000 other buildings” by David Bosted and Karl Flesch. Part of a series featuring the stories uncovered while researching the building of Junior No. 1, the first junior high school built in the Eastern United States. Register. $10.

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The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 - HCHS Black History Month Program

Thursday February 25, 2021
7:00 PM

The Hunterdon County Historical Society will host a free virtual program on African-American patriot Jacob Francis, who fought alongside Continental soldiers during the American Revolution. Author and historian William “Larry” Kidder will discuss Francis’s life on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. To reserve a space, visit the historical society’s website at www.hunterdonhistory.org.

This program — titled The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 — is based upon Kidder’s research for his forthcoming book-length biography of Jacob Francis to be published by Knox Press. Francis’s life reveals an important story of New Jersey and American history that is little known – how people who were neither enslaved nor white experienced the American Revolution and the early Republic period.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, New-York Historical Society & PPL

Thursday February 25, 2021
7:00 PM

Based on the New-York Historical Society's 2018-19 exhibition, this virtual presentation explores Black Americans' struggle for equality under the law from 1865 through World War I.

This presentation, offered by the New-York Historical Society's curators Lily Wong or Dominique Jean-Louis, explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

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Understanding Princeton’s African American History

Thursday February 25, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Historian and sixth generation resident Shirley Satterfield will discuss the rich history of African American people and places in Princeton, focusing on the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, Princeton’s 20th historic district.

Register here to join the Zoom event on Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 to 9 p.m., hosted by Stone Hill Church of Princeton.

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