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Rider University

2083 Lawrenceville Road

Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

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Please plan to join us at our 2nd SDUSMP Annual Conference. Our theme is "1619 and The Path Forward" a look towards the 400 year commemoration of the first unfree Africans arriving to Colonial America. You can choose from more than 15 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers. You will be able to network with our members and others who want to learn more about the individual lives of the over 4 million enslaved and freed people of African descent. Descendants will tell you amazing stories about their enslaved and freed ancestors and how they used research records and other resources to find them. Sessions will also include many "how to" sessions, including using DNA and accessible records to find ancestors. There will also be more information about the institution of slavery and its lasting effects. The conference is ultimately a celebration of the lives of enslaved and unfree people in Colonial America and the United States of America. It will end with an awards banquet where members and individuals from the community will be honored for their work in bringing awareness to the lives of our Forced American Heroes.

Plenary Speaker: Ric Murphy, AAHGS Vice President of History; Lunch Speaker: Stephen Hammond, Syphaxes descendant; and Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker: Mélisande Short-Colomb, descendant of the 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown University. Other speakers include LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Certified Genealogist, Members of the NJ-AAHGS, Ruth Nelson, Zann Nelson, GiGi Best-Richardson, Amy Thiriot, and Nikki Williams Sebastian. Special Recognitions Awardees: Richard Cellini, Georgetown Memory Project and Zann Nelson. Tickets are limited.

All proceeds go towards the mission of Sons & Daughters of the Unites States Middle Passage.

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