An Educational Documentary About the Prevalence of Slavery in New Jersey
THE PRICE OF SILENCE: PART ONE
Watch The Forgotten Story of New Jersey's Enslaved People
Truehart Productions is pleased to announce both Part 1 and Part 2 of "The Price of Silence" have aired on NJ PBS.
"New Jersey, the Garden State, is known for its produce, but not for the enslaved people who tilled the soil. In this two-part documentary, descendants and historians tell their stories and why it was the last northern state to end the institution of slavery."
Part one offers an overview of the state’s history of enslaved people and shared poignant family stories of its earliest freed slaves.
THE PRICE OF SILENCE: PART TWO
In Episode 2 of the Price of Silence, we look at the Lost Souls Project, which is working to remember and identify African Americans who were forcibly removed from New Jersey and taken to Louisiana and explore the lasting impact of slavery in the state. We also interview singer Danielle Cotton, who discusses her journey as an African American entertainer.
THE PRICE OF SILENCE
The Forgotten Story of New Jersey's Enslaved People
"New Jersey is known as The Garden State. We're known for our blueberries, we're known for our corn, we're known for our peaches. But we're not known for the slaves that were here, tilling the soil. We're not known for the whole history of slavery right here.
Slavery was the underpinning of much of the wealth of New Jersey."
Co Author of "If These Stones Could Talk"