African Association of New Brunswick

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Organization
African Association of New Brunswick
Description
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.
Identifier
NJS-ORG-00001
Place of Significance
New Brunswick, NJ
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Creator: African Association of New Brunswick"
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African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book Document
Items with "Organization: African Association of New Brunswick"
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1817 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1817 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1818 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1819 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1819 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1819 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1820 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1820 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1820 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1820 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1820 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1820 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1820 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1821 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1821 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1821 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1822 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1822 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1824 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
Items with "Organization: African Association of New Brunswick"
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Henry Staats [or Harry] Agent
Items with "Related Resource: African Association of New Brunswick"
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Permission slip for Cato to join the African Association, by Abraham Beach Document
Permission slip for Harry to join the African Association, by Abraham Staats Document
Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association, by James Neilson Document
Permission slip for Phillis to join the African Association, by John Neilson Document