African Association of New Brunswick
- African Association of New Brunswick
The African Association of New Brunswick was established in 1817 by free and enslaved people of color to gather and discuss education, religion, and racial uplift. The organization raised funds to establish a school for black children, the African School in New Brunswick. The organization was active for 7 years until 1824. This was the first organization established by people of African descent in New Brunswick, NJ.
Archival materials from the organization have been preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, in the collection: African Association of New Brunswick (N.J.). Minute Book, 1817-1824 (MC 50).
Digitized materials from the collection can be found in the Scarlet and Black Digital Archive.
- Place of Significance
- New Brunswick, NJ
- Bibliographic Citation
- Armstead, Shaun, Brenann Sutter, Pamela Walker, and Caitlin Wiesner. “‘And I Poor Slave Yet’: The Precarity of Black Life in New Brunswick, 1766–1835.” In Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History, edited by MARISA J. FUENTES and DEBORAH GRAY WHITE, 91–122. Rutgers University Press, 2016.
- Record Contributor
- Jesse Bayker