Registration is open!

African American Women and the Quest for Full Citizenship

April 29, 2020
8:30am to 4:00pm
Hamilton, NJ
Highlights will include:

  • A panel of New Jersey women in politics
  • A panel of representatives from New Jersey African American women's organizations
  • Breakout sessions focusing on African American women's contributions to civil liberties in New Jersey
  • A special presentation by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, re-enacted by Alma L. Day
Registration is $60 for individuals and $50 for students and seniors . Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and admission to Grounds For Sculpture. Click here for a printable registration form if you would prefer to register by mail.

Send an email to if you are registering for multiple attendees to let us know their names and email addresses, or to let us know if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction.

Space is limited; registration will close on April 20, 2020.
The Sankofa Collaborative helps educators in schools, museums and libraries present, interpret, and discuss African American history.

The Collaborative is the work of five New Jersey organizations - 1804 Consultants , Grounds For Sculpture , The New Jersey Historical Society , Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum , and the William Trent House Museum . Our programs and website are made possible through generous grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the New Jersey Historical Commission .
Sankofa, a word from the Twi language of Ghana, translates to "go back and get it." It is often depicted by a bird with its body facing forward and its head turned back, holding a precious egg. This and other Sankofa symbols remind us of the importance of learning from the past.