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Rick Geffken: Quakers & Slavery

Join us at the Strauss Mansion for our monthly lecture series. 

Slavery and the Quaker Abolition Movement in New Jersey

This presentation is an overview of the history and legacy of New Jersey’s two-hundred-year embrace of human bondage. New Jersey, sadly, was the last northern state to outlaw slavery (in 1866).  Images and stories of the enslaved, Monmouth County slave owners, and the local Quaker Abolition movement are examined and illuminated by the influential early activities at the Shrewsbury Meeting, the Manasquan Meeting, and other Quaker Meetings in West Jersey.