313+ ancestors speak project

The 313+ Ancestors Speak is a project designed to give voice to the lives of the 313+ enslaved and free African ancestors buried on the grounds of Siloam-Hope First Presbyterian Church (formally First Presbyterian Church) in Elizabeth New Jersey. The story of the 313+ begins with three distinct entities: Siloam-Hope First Presbyterian Church (formally First Presbyterian Church), Old First Cemetery, and Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown

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From the 313+ Blog

Four Centuries In A Weekend

First Presbyterian Church (now Siloam-Hope First Presbyterian Church), the oldest English-speaking congregation in New Jersey, and Snyder Academy in Elizabeth will provide guided and self-guided tours of the restored Revolutionary War burial grounds and campus that dates to Elizabeth’s beginnings.

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Support the 313+ Ancestors Speak Project

You can purchase a brick or simply donate a dollar amount. All proceeds will be used to complete the memorial monument and further the research to identify the 313+

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