On Friday November 21st,the traveling exhibit, Oh Freedom! Blacks on the Battlefront and in the Aftermath of the American Revolutionary War in New Jersey will be unveiled!
This unique exhibit is the culmination of nearly five years of research into the role that African Americans played in the many battles that happened in New Jersey. The unveiling will be at 11:30 AM At the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ
The date commemorates the signing of An Act for Setting Free Negro Prime by the New Jersey Legislature on November 21, 1786. He was a runaway slave who escaped from his loyalist owner and joined the American army. He petitioned for his freedom after the War.
State Archives will display the actual petition for Negro Prime's