A Proud Heritage: The African American Presence and Contribution in the Sourland Mountain Region & Surrounding Area
A special virtual presentation and Q&A with local authors and historians Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills
Award-winning authors of If These Stones Could Talk and co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
About the Presenters: Sharon Elaine Buck, who prefers to be called Elaine, and Beverly Mills are co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and are members of the Advisory Board. Both are also long-time trustees of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, a historic cemetery for people of African descent located in the Sourland Mountains in Hopewell, New Jersey. Elected in 2016, Mills is also the first African American woman to hold the elected position of Councilwoman in Pennington, NJ.
Buck and Mills co-authored If These Stones Could Talk, based on more than a decade of research on the contribution of African Americans who lived in the Sourland Mountain region and surrounding area, for which they received a Kirkus Book Review and the New Jersey Author’s Award in the Non-Fiction Popular Works Category, among other recognition. Through the Museum, they helped to launch the Sankofa Collaborative to help individuals in schools, museums, and libraries present, interpret, and discuss African American history. They are also co-founders of Friday Truehart Consultants, which works with K-12 educators to infuse African American history into curricula. The authors have been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Smithsonian Magazine online, and elsewhere.
Co-Sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim’s Racial Justice Task Force, Har Sinai Temple’s Social Justice Committee, Flemington Jewish Community Center, and Congregation Kehilat Shalom Racial Justice Working Group
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