African American History and Genealogy Symposium

The South Jersey Culture & History Center at Stockton University, in collaboration with the Dr. James Still Education Center, is proud to announce its inaugural African American History and Genealogy Symposium.

This educational event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Kramer Hall is located at 30 Front Street in Hammonton ( ).

The symposium will open at 8:30 a.m. with registration and coffee and presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. The panel of speakers include:

  • Dr. Clara Small, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and formerly of Salisbury University
  • Wendel White, Distinguished Professor of Art, Stockton University
  • Samuel C. Still III, Chairman of the Dr. James Still Education Center, Medford, New Jersey
  • Paul W. Schopp, Assistant Director, South Jersey Culture & History Center at Stockton University

Among the topics to be covered at this event:

  • Fugitive slaves escaping through South Jersey
  • Black enclaves in South JerseyResearching enslaved ancestors
  • Researching enslaved ancestorsThe Underground Railroad
  • The Underground Railroad

A variety of exhibitors will provide additional information outside the main lecture room.
Talks at the symposium will run through 1:00 p.m., when lunch will be provided for the attendees and participants. The exhibitors will remain until 2:00 p.m., when the symposium will officially end.
This event is free, including lunch, but seating is limited to 30 people, so RSVPs are a requirement. To make a reservation for this event, please email or call Dr. Thomas Kinsella, Director of the South Jersey Culture & History Center, at 609-562-4419. If leaving a voicemail, please provide your name, telephone number, full address, and email address.