Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘US Civil War’ Category

Two years after New Jersey ratified its Gradual Emancipation Act, and forty years prior to an official declaration by New Jersey to outlaw slavery, newly freed slaves settled a radically different, unprecedented community in Skunk Hollow.

freed slaves, black history, skunk hollow

Skunk Hollow Marker, photo by Bill Coughlin, http://www.hmdb.org

In 1806, Jack Earnest, a freed slave, exchanged $87.50 for five acres near what is now Alpine, New Jersey.

Find out why it’s not the skunks that smell.

Please read the full article for further details.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »