The Price of Silence: The Forgotten Story of NJ’s Enslaved People plus Discussion
Saturday, January 14, 2023
4:00 PM 6:00 PM
For more information and tickets: https://www.acmescreeningroom.org/now-playing/mlk
New Jersey, the Garden State, is known for its produce, but not for the enslaved people who tilled the soil. In this two-part PBS documentary, descendants and historians tell their stories and why it was the last northern state to end the institution of slavery. Part one offers an overview of the state’s history of enslaved people and shared poignant family stories of its earliest freed slaves. In episode two, we look at the Lost Souls Project, which is working to remember and identify African Americans who were forcibly removed from New Jersey and taken to Louisiana and explore the lasting impact of slavery in the state. The book “If These Stones Could Talk” was Ridgeley Hutchinson’s inspiration for making the film. We will be joined for a Discussion with Filmmaker Ridgeley Hutchinson along with co-authors Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck (If These Stones Could Talk).