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This exhibit sheds light on the forgotten history of the New Brunswick branch of the NAACP in the 1920s. The case of Silas Parmore, who sought refuge from Georgia's mob violence in New Brunswick, galvanized local activists in 1923. This is a story about how black leaders in New Brunswick, together with a white Rutgers-educated young lawyer, fought to protect Silas Parmore from lynching.
In 1892, James Dickson Carr became the first black man to graduate from Rutgers University. Over the course of the...