Dr. Ramya Lotano is bringing a celebrated poet to Cooper. Sandra Turner-Barnes, a poet, author and executive director of the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission (link to her poem, “My City, My Camden,” Sandra Turner-Barnes) will speak to us on the topic of “Little Known Truths regarding African Enslavement in the State of New Jersey 1695-1866.” She was born at Cooper Hospital and raised in the city of Camden while her mother was an employee of Cooper Hospital. There will be a WebEx option
Date : Wednesday Sept 15th at 12 PM
Location: CMSRU Auditorium, WebEx and will be recorded.
This is 1 of 4 series of “Welcome to Camden” that over the next 4 months to introduce the history of the population of Camden the people we serve.
Following are planned in the upcoming months with more information forthcoming:
Hispanic History –San Juan Batista day parade-Juan Gonzalez
Quakers through industrial revolution-Bob Shinn
Native American History-TBA