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A Time for Change; Civil Rights in South Jersey

first_imgWho: The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey is bringing a traveling exhibit to United Methodist Communities at The Shores.As a care continuum with 240 residents, The Shores offers Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long Term Care, Rehabilitation, Respite and Hospice. United Methodist Communities has grown to ten senior retirement communities with the mission, compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.What:  In observance of Black History month, “A Time for Change; Civil Rights in South Jersey,” will be onsite for one afternoon only. The exhibit tells the compelling story of an era that redefined a nation.During the tumultuous ’60s, New Jersey played an important part in the struggle for African American equality. Its citizens fought for racial justice and against segregation in the South, marched on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., stood up for voting rights during the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City and hosted the first Miss Black America pageant. Using words, images and rare film footage.Soul food samples from T. Wake’s BBQ, Egg Harbor Township.When:   Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00pmWhere:  United Methodist Communities at The Shores          Town Hall 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226Guests: Mr. Ralph E. Hunter, Sr., Founder and HistorianThe African American Heritage Museum of South Jersey201 Bay Avenue | Ocean City, NJ 08226 | 609-399-8505last_img read more