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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
New Jersey Celebrates Black History Month

New Jersey Celebrates Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee &
The Teaneck Library Present
A Series of Black History Month Programs


February 4 2021


 7:00 P.M.
Series Introduction by Allen McGinley, Director, Teaneck Public Library and Theodora S. Lacey, Chair, MLK Birthday Observance Committee

“That They Lived: African Americans That Changed The World”

Author Rochelle Riley discusses her book that revisits historical figures and reveals what their childhood was like before they became part of our Black History. Please invite youngsters in your family to view this program with you.

Presented by award winning journalist and author, Rochelle Riley.

Moderated by Randall Pinkston

February 11 2021


 7:00 P.M.

“The Black Freedom Struggle in Early New Jersey, 1613-1860.”

Presentation about African American and Native American communities in the mid-Atlantic region and New Jersey.

Presented by Dr. Christopher Matthews, historical archaelogoist and author of “A Struggle for Heritage: Archaeology and Civil Rights in a Long Island Community.”

Moderated by Shelley Washington

February 18 2021


 7:00 P.M.

“Cultural Equity in Practice: The Barnes Foundation”

Camp will tell the story of a true cultural warrior on the front lines of democracy and education, and how race and class challenge our ideas about great art.

Presented by Kimberly Camp, President of Galerie Marie in NJ and curator for a New Vision Camden.

Moderated by Jeannette Curtis

February 25 2021


 7:00 P.M.

“Love and Justice: Dr. King’s Legacy Lives On”

Nationally recognized youth justice leader Clinton Lacey discusses trends and future possibilities for the nation's justice system - all in the context of the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presented by Clinton Lacey, Director of the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) in Washington DC.

Moderated by Jacqueline McLeod


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