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FREE Excursion for Montclair State University Students to Explore African American History in Montclair Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Vintage photo of women standing in front of YWCA

Join MSU History faculty at the Montclair History Center for a guided tour of the Israel Crane House which later became the segregated YWCA. Through primary and secondary documents as well as the building itself and its artifacts, explore 200 years of the Black experience in Montclair and New Jersey. From the bill of sale of an enslaved person in the household, to the impact of the first railroad in Montclair and the Great Migration, and first-hand accounts of women from the segregated YWCA, you will examine this history using the tools of the historian.

Transportation, fees, and lunch will be provided FREE of charge.
This is the first of several visits to museums and historical sites we will be making as part of the three-year Inclusive Public History Project, a National Endowment for the Humanities funded initiative awarded to the History Department.

To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Dr. Nancy Carnevale:
Space is limited; the deadline for reservations is November 8, 2023.

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