CAMDEN CITY, NJ (February 2019)The Camden County Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit highlighting the Anointed News Journal in their African American History Room on Sunday, February 10th from 2-6pm. The exhibit celebrates 25 years of history recorded in this weekly newspaper published in Camden City, and includes the front page of every edition.
For 25 years, Anointed News Journal has been committed to providing positive press of Camden. Many local people in Camden and surrounding areas have been featured in the Anointed News Journal, and some will actually see themselves on the historic cover pages that will be featured throughout the Historical Society.
The exhibit will also unveil, “The Obama Collection”, which is a series of front covers that were featured during the Obama Presidential Administration. Its also features a written letter from President Barack Obama addressed to CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Anointed News Journal, Chris Collins.
The exhibit will open with a reception featuring saxophonist Dwain Davis and Friends, and food prepared by Camden’s own Chef Brian Truitt of Mylestone Catering. A brief presentation and overview of Anointed News Journal will be given along with a few remarks from several dignitaries including Congressman Donald Norcross.
The exhibit is funded in part by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and the New Jersey Historical Commission.
The African American History Room is the Camden County Historical Society’s permanent exhibit space for local African American History. It addresses the experience of African Americans through the exploration of history, values, culture, and beliefs as well as the local struggle for freedom, civil rights, and racial equality in Camden County. The exhibit includes a timeline highlighting events, legislation, people, and social movements on the local and national level that have shaped the lives of African Americans in Camden County, including New Jersey’s role in the slave trade, the Underground Railroad, the development of the first self-governing African American community in the north, and local activities during the Civil Rights Movement.
The Open House on Sunday, February 10th is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be open during our normal operating hours through the rest of 2019. The Camden County Historical Society is located at 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden NJ 08103, and is regularly open Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Sunday 12-3pm. For more information, please call 856-964-3333, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.cchsnj.org.