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Celebrate Black History Month With "Great Migration II to the New Brunswick Area"

This exhibit examines the migration of African-Americans to the New Brunswick area.

In honor of Black History Month, the New Brunswick African-American Heritage Committee Inc. and the New Brunswick Free Public Library will present "Great Migration II to the New Brunswick Area" an exhibit discussing the migration of African-Americans to the New Brunswick area between 1910 and 1920 in escape of racial segregation.

"The Great Migration was the movement of millions of African Americans from the south to the north and the Midwest between 1910 and 1920; escaping from the oppressive segregation enforced by Jim Crow laws," said Lauren Carrington, president of the New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Inc.

"The mission of the organization is to collect, preserve, research, document, and interpret the history and culture of African Americans in New Brunswick and the surrounding communities within the central region of New Jersey," Carrington said.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room of the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave.

The exhibit will be on display throughout February and is open to the public.

For more information, including the hours of the exhibit, call the library at (732) 745-5108. 

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