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- Place of publication is exactly "New York, NY"
Run away...Nell, who formerly belonged to Robert J. Livingston
A black woman named Nell ran away from slaveholder Isaac Kingsland in Bergen County. Her master's ad mentions that Nell formerly belonged to Robert J. Livingston, a New York merchant. Isaac Kingsland describes the clothing Nell wore and took with her…
Run away from Philip Livingston [unnamed African man]
Slaveholder and slave trader Philip Livingston offers a reward of three dollars for the capture of an African man who escaped from Livingston in New York City. The man does not speak any Dutch or English, suggesting that he was only recently brought…
Rutgers Honors James Neilson
A brief report in The New York Times about Rutgers University's memorial service for James Neilson (1844-1937) after his death in 1937. The report calls him the "godfather" of the women's college (Douglass College).
Georgia Frees Negro Who Feared Mob Rule
Article in the New York Times: "Georgia Frees Negro Who Feared Mob Rule; Silas Parmore, Extradited From New Jersey, Acquitted by a Jury in Murder Trial."
Tags: NAACP, Silas Parmore
12,000 of Klan Out at Jersey Meeting: Hold Heavily Guarded Initiation on a Lonely Farm Near New Brunswick
New York Times article about a massive Ku Klux Klan (KKK) initiation ceremony held on May 2, 1923, at a farm near New Brunswick.
Colored Boarders Not Wanted
New York Times reports that Bishop Turner and other attendees at the conference of the New-Jersey African Methodist Church complain about racial discrimination by hotel owners in New Brunswick. "Bishop Turner" likely refers to Henry McNeal Turner…
Tags: Bishop Turner
White and Black Married. How a Young Farmer Wooed and Won an Old Negro's Daughter
New York Times report about the marriage of a white farmer named Cornelius Van Tilbergh (age 25) and a black woman named Lizzie Simmons (age 20) from Rocky Hill, New Jersey, near Princeton. The young couple tried to "escape the wrath of the country…
Elections in New Jersey; Rioting between Whites and Blacks in New Brunswick
New York Times article about a race riot during an election in New Brunswick.
The Rice Industrial and Literary Institute advertisement
Advertisement in the African American newspaper New York Age promoting the Rice Industrial and Literary Institute, a New Brunswick school.
Tags: Berkley A. Mills, Ella M. Rice, Rice School
Negro Girls Win Heritage Award: Alumnae Honor Two Seniors as Interracial Pioneers at New Jersey College
An article reporting that two African American seniors, Emma Andrews and Evelyn Sermons, received the Heritage Award given by the Associate Alumnae of the New Jersey College for Women on June 4, 1949. They received the award for “contributing to the…
Keeps Preparing [graduation announcement for Egerton E. Hall]
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall of Plainfield, NJ, has earned the degree of Doctor of Education at Rutgers University. A photograph of Hall is included with the announcement.
Organize Group to Combat Bias; Relief Discrimination in Union County Hit
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) presided over a meeting to organize the new Negro Welfare Council. The meeting took place in Elizabeth, NJ. Hall was a pastor in Plainfield, NJ.
Two Seeking Council Seats at Plainfield; Minister, Funeral Director Enter Primaries for Positions on Slate of Republicans Seeking Office
Article in the New York Amsterdam News reporting that the Rev. Egerton E. Hall (Ed.D. 1933) and Joseph B. Judkins are seeking council seats at Plainfield, NJ. The candidates are sponsored by the Plainfield League of Colored Voters. The article…
Edward Lawson Heads Fair Employment Office
Newspaper clipping announcing that Edward H. Lawson Jr. RC1933 has been appointed director of the regional office of the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice. The clipping is accompanied by a note from Wallace S. Moreland (Assistant to…
Advertisement for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan
An ad for The Clansman: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr., to be performed at the New Brunswick Opera House on March 25, 1908.