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Thursday, August 6, 2020

William Lambert: Trenton-Born Abolitionist and Civil Rights Activist

Born in Trenton, New Jersey during the year 1817, William Lambert was the son of a freeborn mother and a slave father who later bought his freedom....

Thomas A. Malloy: Reflecting on Trenton’s Inspirational ‘Dean of Artists’

Master painter Thomas A. Malloy created epic cityscape paintings that are now displayed in museums across the country. Born in South Carolina to a sharecropper, Malloy was...

Hedgepeth and Williams v. The Board of Education: A Turning Point in the Advancement...

The awe-inspiring Hedgepeth and Williams v. The Board of Education case, brought to light by two mothers Gladys Hedgepeth and Berline Williams, has not only impacted numerous...

Augustus Washington: One of History’s Few Known African American Daguerreotypists

Augustus Washington became one of the only historically documented African American daguerreotypists using the first commercial photographic process, invented in 1839, to develop pictures on a silver...

The Old Barracks Museum Re-Opens to Visitors on July 2

The gates at The Old Barracks Museum are being reopened to visitors on Thursday, July 2. Tickets to see the National Historic Landmark must be pre-purchased online...

The New Jersey State House: A Treasured Landmark

Home to New Jersey’s democratic process, the New Jersey State House has welcomed various administrations since the 1700's and has seen the city through major events throughout...

Oliver Cromwell: African American Hero of the American Revolution

Oliver Cromwell, an African American solider who fought alongside General George Washington in many famous battles during the American Revolution, took great pride in his service to...

Helen Boehm, the Princess of Porcelain

Helen Boehm was an American businesswoman who helped market her husband's porcelain creations to people all over the world. The work of their family can be found...

J. Lee Nicholson: The Father of Cost Accounting

Referred to by many as a pioneer in the field of cost accounting, Jerome Lee Nicholson – an American accountant, industrial consultant, author and educator at both...

They Were Good Soldiers

As we take some time to reflect on service this Memorial Day Weekend, a good future read is John U. Rees' book ‘They Were Good Soldiers’: African–Americans...