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African-American History as Immigration History: Anguillans in Perth Amboy, Feb 3

PERTH AMBOY — Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 2 p.m.— Perth Amboy YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave. in the auditorium

There will be a lecture about the Anguillans in Perth Amboy at the Perth Amboy YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave. in the auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 2 p.m. A discussion of African-American immigration from the Caribbean island of Anguilla to Perth Amboy, NJ, from the turn of the century through the 1930s, and the establishment of a black community where so many of America’s immigrants first settled.

Author Eric Hughes is an Anguillan. He had a book signing in Perth Amboy in July 2011 and attended A Reunion of Old Friends held in Perth Amboy in March 2012.

The speaker explores the adjustment and assimilation of immigrant African-Americans into the mainstream of New Jersey life in the 20th century. The presentation may include slides and guests of Anguillian descent. The speaker will be Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D., Professor of History, Union County College.

Made possible by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizon Speakers Bureau Sponsored by the Kearny Cottage Historical Society. Recommended $5 donation.

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