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Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage Conference 2018


Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage Conference 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM EDT
Rider University, North Hall
Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Join Us As We Uplift the Lives of Enslaved and Freed People of African Descent in English North American and the United States of America (1619-1865)
The full conference will include:
  • A remembrance ceremony.
  • A plenary speaker: Ric Murphy, Vice President of History AAHGS.
  • Twelve informative sessions. Topics include Basic Genealogy, Using DNA, and two “Emerging Scholars” sessions, American Law & Slavery.
  • Noted presenters include: LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, CG, Zann Nelson, Teresa Vega, GiGi Best-Richardson, Ruth Hunt, Nikki Williams Sebastian, Amy Thiriot, and NJ-AAHGS Members.
  • A lunch speaker: Steve Hammond, The Syphax Family.
  • A program for children.
  • Tell Your Ancestor’s Story“-Sign up to be interviewed and have your session taped and aired on our website.
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Networking.
The day will conclude with our awards dinner. Our keynote speaker is Mélisande Short-Colomb, descendant of the 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown University and founding member of the GMP Advisory Board.
Our awardees include:
  • Richard Cellini, Georgetown Memory Project
  • Nettie Washington Douglass, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
  • Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Professor and Author.
  • Dr. Martha A. Sandweiss, Princeton University, Slavery Project
  • LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
  • Darius Gray, Early Advocate for Digitizing Freedmen Bureau Records
  • Calvin W. M. Pearson, Sr. the Founder and President of Project 1619 Inc.
  • Margo Lee Williams, noted author
  • See full list of awardees at our website.
We hope to see you there.

The early ticket discount has been extended to May 11, 2018.

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.
Register Now!
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to seeing you at our conference.
Dr. Evelyn A. McDowell, Ph.D., President
Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage
Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage, P.O. Box 5002, Trenton, NJ 08638