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Date:
July 11, 2019
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium
Address:
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
Contact:
973-377-0722
Cost:
Free.
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Summer Seminar Series: Slavery in NJ and the Quaker Abolition Movement

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Popular lecturer Rick Geffken will present this seminar, which is an overview of the history and legacy of slavery in New Jersey, and how Quakers influenced its eventual illegality. New Jersey, sadly, was the last northern state to outlaw slavery (1866). The majority of New Jersey voters also voted against Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 election. A retired U.S. Army officer and Viet Nam veteran, Rick Geffken holds a BS in Economics from St. Peter's University, a Secondary Teaching Certificate from Monmouth University, and an MA from Montclair State University. Join us for this informative seminar.