Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Free Historical Program in Paterson in Honor of Black History Month - 2/29/20

Free Historical Program in Paterson in Honor of Black History Month
February 29, 2020

Join us on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Paterson Museum as we welcome Public Historian Sue Kozel. A researcher whose area of study focuses on the areas of power and equality, Kozel will present "Why Wench Betty’s Story Matters: The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784."

Photo courtesy of Sue Kozel.
Learn about Betty, her murder, and the court proceedings that followed. How does her story fit into the larger picture of slavery in New Jersey in the 1780s? What can it tell us about the life of America’s enslaved populations? This program is free and open to the public. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The program will take place at the Paterson Museum, located at 2 Market Street (on the corner of Market and Spruce Streets) in the heart of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. For more information and to learn more about the Paterson Museum, visit and like them on Facebook.

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