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Lecture on the Anguillians in Perth Amboy 2/3/13

*Photos by Paul W. Wang

PERTH AMBOY — There was a lecture about the Anguillans in Perth Amboy at the Perth Amboy YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave. in the auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 3rd given by Lawrence Hogan, PhD, Professor of History, Union County College. There was a discussion of African-American immigration from the Caribbean island of Anguilla to Perth Amboy from the turn of the century through the 1930’s, and the establishment of a black community where so many of America’s immigrants first settled. This lecture was made possible by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Horizon Speakers Bureau. The event was sponsored by the Kearny Cottage Historical Society.

 

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