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Sally Rowley: Civil Rights Activist and Friend of the People

Sara Jane Rowley (better known as Sally to her friends and family) was a civil rights activist and maker of American jewelry. While working as a secretary...

Old Barracks Museum Received NJ Council for Humanities CARES Grant

The Old Barracks Association, which operates the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ, received a $5,000 grant from the New Jersey Council for Humanities for COVID-19 relief....

The Legacy of Melvin Groomes: One Man’s Determination to Shape the Future

The measure of an athlete is not always defined by the stats achieved during their time on the field, but by the impact they had on the...

Edith Mae Savage-Jennings: A True Pioneer for Civil Rights, Freedom and Equality

During the 1960’s, civil rights “champion” Edith Mae Savage-Jennings was a prominent force in New Jersey's equal rights movement. She proved that perseverance and determination can be...

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...