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Feb 24

Black History Month - The History of Lawnside, New Jersey

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on February 24, 2023 at 10:54 AM by Legislative Staff

February is the month the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have molded our nation with rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities.   In honor of Black History Month, the League would like to pay homage to a historically significant town and landmark in New Jersey, representing the beginning of black communities and the tenaciousness of those freed during the slavery era.  

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Feb 28

Honoring Black History Month

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on February 28, 2022 at 2:18 PM by Legislative Staff

Before we turn the page on February, let’s take one moment to again recognize Black History Month, in which countless celebrations are made for African Americans' cultural and political achievements nationwide.  In New Jersey, so many local leaders continue to take positive steps forward to combat ongoing challenges.    So as February comes to an end, we would like to recognize just a few of our local African American leaders who are making history today with innovative approaches and initiatives, as well as policies for all of New Jersey's communities. 

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