Monday, December 30, 2019

Save the Date: What Freedom Looks Like: Anchoring African American Identities in Morris County from 1600 to 2020


What Freedom Looks Like: Anchoring African American Identities in Morris County from 1600 to 2020

Join us for a poignant discussion inspired by the traveling exhibit on view next at the Morris Museum: The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County, 1600-2018.

As a companion dialogue to the exhibit, this discussion will represent what is hoped would be the start of future dialogues around the inspiration generated by the exhibit. Curated by the Reverend Dr. Sidney S. Williams of the Bethel Church of Morristown, this dialogue will bring together some of the scholars that worked with Pastor Williams to develop this long neglected overview of Morristown and Morris County history.

Like any community, Morristown has multiple layers of unique, yet intersected, conduits of history. Not always pleasant, this history is nonetheless who we are today; but it does not have to define who we are tomorrow. While Morristown has almost exclusively been lodged in the community memory as a Revolutionary War camp, it goes without saying it was, and is, far more than just one story.

Real people, real lives, real stories. Please join us as we begin what we hope will be a journey of resilience and reconciliation to remember, eulogize, and even resurrect these people of the past who so eloquently helped shape, as a community, the Morristown we call home.

🔔When: Sunday, February, 9, 2020 -- 2:00 PM

🔔Where: Bickford Theater

                 Morris Museum 
                 6 Normandy Heights Rd
                 Morristown, NJ 07960

Sponsoring Organizations:
Bethel AME Church of Morristown
Morris Museum
Morristown National Historical Park 
New Jersey Council for The Humanities
New Jersey Historical Commission

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