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History

Explore the Library's resources, collections and projects relating to local history. 

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The Preserving Black Haddonfield History Project

In these sensitive times, when improving diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities throughout the nation,

THE PRESERVING BLACK HADDONFIELD HISTORY PROJECT not only celebrates once overlooked residents; it also educates students, teachers, and everyone whose path it crosses.  

 

Ultimately, this multi-dimensional celebration and education program is to include: 

  • PRESERVE: NARRATIVES FROM HISTORIC HADDONFIELD’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY* (An Anthology of Oral Histories from 10 Elders)

  • PRESERVE:  THE DOCU-SERIES

  • WALKING TOUR, DIGITAL MAP & WEBSITE

  • HISTORIC MARKERS PROGRAM

We do more than simply recall private memories about Haddonfield’s African-American community.  We celebrate the value added here through current and past residents’ contributions, ideals, and legacy. 

 

*NOTE:  Developed in collaboration with HMHS Accelerated English Program students and their instructor Holly Maiese.  Visual/digital aspects were developed in association with Digital Arts Department students and their instructor Karen Bannett. C. Adrienne Rhodes was the executive editor/producer.

Interviews & Videos

Who We Are

THE PRESERVING BLACK HADDONFIELD HISTORY PROJECT is a Sub-Committee of Haddonfield Alumni Society under the leadership of President Joseph Serico, EdD.  Spearheaded by Haddonfield Memorial High School alumni and Haddonfield Alumni Society members, as well as current and past residents and their descendants, educators, and like-minded leaders of local institutions, everyone involved shares a commitment to doing his/her part to strengthen Haddonfield’s reputation for being a unique community with a rich history. Click here for a list of co-founders, partners, and sponsors.

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Community Support

The Haddonfield Foundation presented a $5,000 check to the Haddonfield Educational Trust to support the work of The Preserving Black Haddonfield History Project on June 19, 2023.

Walking Tour Map

Media

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