AHA Member Compiles Data on African Americans in Early Woodbury, New Jersey (May 2022)

AHA member Sue Kozel completed a 206-page report for the Woodbury Public Library, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council of the Humanities. “Say Our Names: Early African American Life in Woodbury, a part of Deptford Township, NJ, 1770–1830” features alist of 615 African Americans, named and unnamed, from freedom papers, birth records, tax records, enslavement records, Quaker Diaries, merchant logs, abolitionist records, cemetery entries, news reports, and a thorough reading of secondary materials.