Family History Stories Sought for Neptune Black History Program

Organizers of the Neptune Black History Month program for next year are seeking family history stories detailing how their families came to settle in Neptune

The officials them of next year’s program is “Black Migrations.” Black families are encouraged to explore the geographic route that brought them to settle in Neptune.  Through inter-generational discussions family members can explore when, from where, and why their family moved to the township.

These stories reveal how family history documents the Black experience, which is an integral part of black history and culture. Recounting these family stories develops pride in community and appreciation for the contributions family and individuals have made to the development of where we live.

All are invited to submit a brief statement about their family’s geographical roots, for consideration to be included in the Neptune Township Black History Month program that will be held  Feb. 16 at the Neptune High School Performing Arts Center.

An informational workshop will be held Tues., Nov. 20 at Second Baptist Church, 124 Atkins Avenue, Asbury Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about the black history month theme and how you can participate visit Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/neptuneblackhistory.

You can also send an email to neptune.blackhistory@gmail.com or call 732-988-4400

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