Presenters Buck and Mills are co-founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and members of its advisory board, as well as longtime trustees of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association, a historic cemetery for people of African descent located in the Sourland Mountains in Hopewell. Mills is also the first Black woman to serve on the Pennington Council, having been elected in 2016.
Buck and Mills are co-authors of “If These Stones Could Talk,” based on more than a decade of research on the contribution of African-Americans who lived in the Sourland Mountain region and surrounding area. Through the Museum, they helped to launch the Sankofa Collaborative to help individuals in schools, museums and libraries present, interpret and discuss African-American history. They are also co-founders of Friday Truehart Consultants, which works with K-12 educators to infuse African American history into curricula.
Co-hosted by the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum and Plainfield Public Library