On Wednesday, September 15, 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 : Today! Wednesday Sept 15th at 12 PM
Location: CMSRU Auditorium, WebEx and will be recorded
Link: Little Known Truths regarding African Enslavement in the State of NJ Tickets, Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite
This is part one of a four-part series called “Welcome to Camden” that over the next four months will introduce the history of the population of Camden and 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