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NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, announced it will air a two-part documentary entitled The Price of Silence: The Forgotten Story of New Jersey’s Enslaved People. The documentary seeks to fill a gap in Garden State history by sharing the little-known legacy of slavery across New Jersey through the testimony of experts who have devoted their careers to studying it. Watch a trailer here.   

The film treks across New Jersey to bring stories of the enslaved to life, from the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May and the Stoutsburg Cemetery in Mercer County to the Bainbridge House at Princeton University, and to Perth Amboy where slave ships docked and to Hopewell, an area where Black families were among its founders.  

For more information: https://mercerme.com/truehart-productions-documentary-on-slavery-in-nj-airs-on-pbs-this-month/