In 1882, the New York Times interview Anthony Thompson and Betsey Berry, two of the last surviving Essex County residents born into slavery. Students from Montclair State University’s Student Chapter of the NAACP have transformed these interviews into a short play, which will be performed by MSU student actors. Following the reading, Jane Eliasof (MHC Director), Chris Matthews (MSU Professor of Anthropology ) and a student panel will talk about the oppression most never learn about and how acknowledging history can help us heal, individually and as a nation. Program begins at 7:30 pm at UUCM Fletcher Hall, 67 Church Street, Montclair.
A rally and march against mass incarceration precedes the program and begins on 12 Church Street Plaza at 6 pm.
This program is part of the 400 Years of Inequality series and is co-sponsored by the Undoing Racism Committee of the The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.