Talk 2/18 on Local African American History

Talk 2/18 on Local African American History

Posted on February 5, 2020

Lecture based on the Book, “If These Stones Could Talk” by Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills

On February 18th speakers Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills will present a talk on the heritage of the African American community in the Sourland region.  It will be held in the program room at the Mary Jacobs Library from 7 to 8:30 PM. Buck and Mills are the authors of a book on local African American history titled, If These Stones Could Talk, which outlines the history of black settlers of the Sourland Mountains going back to the 1700’s. John Buck, the president of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Association, also joins the authors. Seating is limited. Scroll down to the Feb. 18th event for info and to register at: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/events

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A short video about the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, which is being created around the Mt. Zion AME Church on Hollow Road in Montgomery, can be viewed below. The above authors were integral to the process of saving this church and its history. To honor Black History Month, this video is also playing in rotation during February on Montgomery Township’s cable channel – Comcast Channel 29.