984 Tuckerton Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
For Black History Month 2023 the Evesham Human Rights Advisory Council held a special webinar entitled: "Unearthing the Forgotten History – The Story of Evesham”
Members of the public were invited to Learn about the free Black men and women who lived in Evesham Township decades before the start of The Civil War, several potential stops on the Underground Railroad, and the abolitionist Quakers who lived in this area in the 19th century.
To follow along with the main presentation slides, visit https://view.genial.ly/63f78e1f29b7d80019422bc1
Webinar guests included:
• Patti McGee Colston (with her 99-year-old mother Margaret Truitt McGee) and Damon Truitt – family members featured on NBC’s Roots Less Traveled. Free Black members of the Truitt Family purchased land from Evesham’s historic Evans Family as early as 1834 and would continue to have connections to the Evans family and Cropwell Friends Meeting.
• Alice Andrews – a descendant of the Evans Family, who will speak on Evesham’s historic Quakers and the Evans Family.
• Dolly Marshall – a historical preservation activist with a specific focus on the preservation of historic African American cemeteries. She also serves as a member of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.
• Paul Schopp – a historian and former executive director of the Camden County Historical Society, who spoke on the history of free Black communities and African Americans living in our area.