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.
- New Brunswick, NJ
- Bibliographic Citation
- Collection: African Association of New Brunswick (1817-1824). Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University.
- 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.
|1817, Mark Harris Sr., Membership or participation||Event|
|1817, Samuel Lane, Membership or participation||Event|
|1820, Phillis Neilson, Membership or participation||Event|
|1822, Phillis Neilson, Membership or participation||Event|
|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|
|Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association, by Andrew Kirkpatrick||Document|
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