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WEBINAR – Unconquered Spirit: The Lost Souls and the Other Slave Trade

June 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

New Jersey State Library PresentsIn remembrance of Juneteenth, the NJ State Library is proud to host an informative session about the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project.  The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project is a grassroots organization committed to commemorating the lives and legacy of the 137 Black New Jerseyans lost to the Domestic Slave Trade. The presentation will highlight the resilience and resistance demonstrated by freed and enslaved Blacks who were sold to the Deep South out of New Jersey in 1818. The presentation will also shed light on Middlesex County Judge Jacob Van Wickle’s participation in the Domestic Slave Trade.

Kristal C. Langford, a lecturer of Black Studies and Psychology at William Paterson University, is also a doctoral candidate in the Education, Culture and Society program Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Broadly conceived, her doctoral work, an historical inquiry, seeks to elucidate how the proliferation of Black bodies in New Jersey’s public schools during the Great Migration agitated the hegemony of whiteness in classroom practices, teaching and training materials. In 2019, she joined the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project as a founding trustee. She is featured on the PBS documentary, The Price of Silence: The Forgotten Story of New Jersey’s Enslaved People. She co-authored the curriculum for The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project.

Toni D. Hendrix is the President of the Board of Trustees for Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, Inc.

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June 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian
Toni Hendrix, President, Board of Trustees, Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, Inc.
Kristal C. Langford, Lecturer of Black Studies and Psychology, William Paterson University