The Scarlet and Black Project aims to shed light on the legacy of slavery and dispossession at Rutgers University.
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Explore our digital exhibits to learn about African American history at Rutgers, from slavery to black student activism in the twentieth century. Exhibit topics include campus buildings named after slaveholders, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick NAACP's anti-lynching campaign in the 1920s.
Our digital collections also contain a wide range of primary sources about local black history, such as runaway slave ads, birth records of enslaved children in Middlesex County, manumission records, and the records of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick digitized as part of the Alice Jennings Archibald History Library collection.
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Sketch of the first site of the Mount Zion AME Church of New Brunswick, which was said to resemble a little red schoolhouse. The sketch is by artist…
This collection consists of New Jersey newspaper clippings from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, including runaway ads, slave sale…
This exhibit traces the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in New Brunswick in the 1920s during what’s known as...