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Celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday at the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum


This Valentine’s Day, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, central New Jersey’s first dedicated Black History museum, invites the community to a birthday party for activist and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

SSAAM will celebrate Douglass’ life and legacy with open hours at the museum, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a live transcribe-a-thon at the True Farmstead, 183 Hollow Road, Skillman, N.J., from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Birthday cake will be provided.

Douglass, one of the most famous abolitionists of the 19th century, escaped slavery and became a key leader in the fight for emancipation. His powerful speeches, writings, and activism continue to inspire Americans in the present day. SSAAM invites students, history enthusiasts and community members to bring their laptops and help transcribe Douglass’ papers from the Library of Congress alongside volunteers from around the country.

Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register in advance to secure their spot at this historic Valentine’s Day celebration. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create Black history together. RSVP now at: The event is free to the public but pre-registration is required.