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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2011
DEADLINE APPROACHING TO PARTICIPATE IN SURVEY OFTRENTON·S AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORIC SITES
TRENTON, NJ, July 15, 2011:
Current & former community members are encouraged to share their knowledge of
sites for a survey being compiled by the Trenton HistoricalSociety.
The purpose of the survey is to expand knowledge of the city·s African-American history through identification ofrelated buildings and sites. Historical research and personal interviews willbe used to identify historic sites.Previously identified African-American historic sites in the city include theBellevueAvenueColoredSchool and the HigbeeStreet(John T. Nixon) School, which are both listedon the National Register of Historic Places. The survey will include these and other previously identified historic sites, but the primary goal of the survey is to identify places significant in thehistory of the city·s African-American community that have not been previously recognized.Examples include sites associated with important individuals;churches, clubs, and other civic andsocial organizations; and businesses within and withstrong ties to the African-American community. The sites may represent any historical era, from the colonial period through the Civil Rightsmovement of the 1960s. THS has contracted with Richard Grubb & Associates, Inc., (RGA) of Cranbury, to complete thesurvey, which began in May. Representatives of THS and RGAareseeking input for the project from African-American civic organizations and members of the Black community. Surveyforms areavailable in the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library and on the THS website,