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Rider University

2083 Lawrenceville Road

Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

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Please plan to join us at our 3rd SDUSMP Annual Conference. Our theme is "1619: Their Legacy Lives On" a look towards the 400 year commemoration of the first unfree Africans arriving to Colonial America. This year we are joining with the New Jersey Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (NJ-AAHGS). Our conference begins with the awards dinner on Friday, June 7th. Michael Coard, attorney, educator, and civil rights advocate will give the keynote address. He is the founder of Avenging The Ancestor. Members and individuals from the community will be honored for their work in bringing awareness to the lives of our Forced American Heroes. For a complete list of our distinguished awardees, please see our website after March 31, 2019.

You can choose from more than 12 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 include many genealogical "how to" sessions, including using DNA and accessible records to find enslaved 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.

Plenary Speaker (Saturday 6/8/2019): Ric Murphy, AAHGS Vice President of History; Other speakers will be announced. Our lunch speaker will be Kathryn Knight, genealogist, award winning-author, and historian. Box lunch $15.00. Our session leaders include LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Certified Genealogist and SDUSMP Registrar, and award winning author, Gene Armstead,President of NJ-AAHGS, and Stephen Hammond, Syphax descendant.

Tickets are limited. Vendors will be onsite.

All proceeds go towards the mission of Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage. Early bird pricing until May 6, 2019. Hotel discounts are available until May 4, 2019. Tickets are transferable. If you seek a refund, please email us at info@sdusmp.org.

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