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Agitate! The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and Abolition in Newark

April 17 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

170 years ago, famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass visits the African American community in Newark to fundraise for The North Star newspaper and to rally action around the abolition of slavery.

He gave a speech at the Plane Street Colored Church, located at the site which is now Rutgers-Newark’s Frederick Douglass Field.

Join the Rutgers-Newark community and descendants of Douglass and another prominent 19th century African Americans in commemorating Newark’s historic abolitionist community in words and music to officially dedicate the field in the Douglass’ name.

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/events/agitate-legacy-frederick-douglass-and-abolition-newark

Organizer

Rutgers University-Newark
Website:
http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/

Venue

Rutgers University – Newark
249 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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Phone:
(973) 353-1766
Website:
http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/jazz-city-newarks-jazz-legacy

 


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