Mount Peace Cemetery
The Mount Peace Cemetery Association is charged with preserving one of the region's major African American cemeteries founded in the late 19th century. Grace Temple Baptist Church is sponsoring an essay and poster contest to raise awareness. Click the link above to learn more. The cemetery needs funds, restoration and volunteers.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Inc.
The AAHMSNJ was founded in 2003 by Ralph E. Hunter, Sr. AAHMSNJ serves as a venue for celebrating American History and the legacy of African Americans in Southern New Jersey and throughout the world. The AAHMSNJ is located in the Dr. Martin Luther King Center at 661 Jackson Road in Newtonville , N.J.
New Jersey Historic Trust
Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by State law. A 15-member board of trustees governs the New Jersey Historic Trust.
St. Augustine's Church Slave Galleries
Web site of the project devoted to restoring the slave galleries of a Manhattan Episcopal Church. It offers brilliant photographs and informative insights on the religious lives of Africans in 19th century New York City.
Aboard the Underground Railroad
Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary introduces travelers, researchers, historians, preservationists and anyone interested in African-American history to the fascinating people and places associated with the Underground Railroad.
Stephen Marc Passage on the Underground Railroad
Stephen Marc visited New Jersey in 2003 to photograph the Peter Mott House and the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Swedesboro for his project.
National Geographic Tour of the UGRR
The revered magazine offers a virtual tour of the Underground Railroad, complete with songs.
New Jersey Historical Commission
The New Jersey Historical Commission, a state agency, provides resources for research into New Jersey history. It published a Guide to the Underground Railroad in March 2002.
Camden County Historical Society
The society is the primary source for research on the history of the county and genealogy. Its museum, Pomona Hall, is the site of exhibits and special events throughout the year.
A Paper on the Society of Friends Attitude Toward Slavery
A paper presented in 1929 at the Camden County Historical Society on the attitudes of members of the Society of Friends toward owning, selling and freeing slaves.
Historical Society of Haddonfield
This is the official site of the Historical Society of Haddonfield, founded in 1914, to promote the study of this history of this colonial community. The society operates a library, publishes a newsletter, maintains several collections and sponsors exhibits and other events throughout the year.
The Benson History Museum
The site is home of the school, Black history museum, and archives operated by the Rev. James A. Benson in Lawnside. Tours of the school's museum can be arranged in conjunction with visits to the Peter Mott House or independently.
Friends of Allensworth
The historic California Black settlement of Allensworth is now a National Park Service Site. San Diego Chapter 12 works to help preserve the promote this important site.
Underground Railroad Walk Across New Jersey
The Office of the New Jersey Secretary of State has organized the Harriett Tubman-William Still Underground Railroad Walk Across New Jersey. Begun on Sept. 29, the walk ended on Oct. 13, 2002, at Foley Square in lower Manhattan.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
This is the site of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center under construction in Cincinnati. The center open in August 2004 and offers extensive information on its work online.
Scribe Video Center
Scribe Center produced and premiered "The Best Kept Secret," by Muneerah Higgs, a film about the Peter Mott House and the Underground Railroad.
This site contains the documentary photography of Wendell White and features the Black towns of Southern New Jersey.
New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail
Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church is listed in the New Jersey Women’s
Trail guidebook as the burial place of the Rev. Jarena Lee, the first
permitted to preach in the A.M.E. church. The cost of one to four
$2 each to cover postage. Sojourner Truth is also highlighted in the
booklet. Make checks out to Treasurer, State of New Jersey and mail to
Eileen Shields, N.J. Historic Preservation Office, P.O. Box 404,
Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park
The American Women's Heritage Society, Inc., is restoring the mansion in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Plans target 2007 to open the site as a museum.