In recognition and in celebration of Black History Month, Stockton University Atlantic City is hosting a special exhibit titled "A TIME FOR CHANGE: CIVIL RIGHTS IN SOUTH JERSEY".
DATE: Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12
TIME: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. each day
LOCATION: Academic Center, First Floor
The exhibit, which is part of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ’s permanent collection, chronicles in words, images, artifacts and archival film footage some of the key events and personalities that defined New Jersey’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. The presentation includes explorations of the urban unrest in Camden, Newark and nationally. The struggle to secure voting rights in the South is another area of focus, highlighted by the protests at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. There are also historical materials celebrating the first Miss Black America Pageant, which was staged in Atlantic City in 1968, and the Borough of Lawnside, N.J., one of the first independent self-governing African-American municipalities in the United States.
We invite you to stop by the AC campus and enjoy this special FREE exhibition.