This 24 minute talk was done on Timbuctoo Day in 2015, when I was a relative newbie at Timbuctoo history. Please see the description under the video screen for important points of clarification.
Learn fascinating details about Timbuctoo as they were written during its heyday.
Slides from a presentation focusing on antebellum free People of Color in New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Also included is discussion on the basics of building a Family Tree.
Did you know that 2/3 of African Americans living in Southern New Jersey were free as early as 1790? Read this compelling narrative by Guy Weston from the 2017 edition of AAHGS Journal.
Case study from descendants of early Timbuctoo settlers.
Slavery in New Jersey was abolished by gradual manumission in 1804, but the northern counties were much slower to implement changes. See details here.