The Ties that Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018

The Ties that Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018

Oct 3, 2018 — Jan 5, 2019
The F.M. Kirby Gallery, The Morristown & Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Dates & Times
Dec 10: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 11: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 12: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 13: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 14: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 15: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 16: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 17: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 18: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 19: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 20: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 21: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 22: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 23: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 24: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 25: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 26: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 27: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 28: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 29: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 30: 9:00am — 5:00pmDec 31: 9:00am — 5:00pmJan 1: 9:00am — 5:00pmJan 2: 9:00am — 5:00pmJan 3: 9:00am — 5:00pmJan 4: 9:00am — 5:00pmJan 5: 9:00am — 5:00pm
973-538-6161 Morristown

Event Description

New Jersey’s history includes enslavement of African Americans and existence of free black communities. Black and white residents either helped each other or stood in the way of equality and equity for all. At times, the fates of black and white communities were “tied” to each other. The “ties that bind” us together as a community can be tight enough to encourage cooperation, or too tight, leading to conflict. Explore how these ties existed and changed over time in Morris County and New Jersey and consider how those ties are manifested today.