As we near Black History Month, I thought it was important to share some New Jersey destinations where you can learn more and pay tribute.  Pro Mover Reviews just came out with a national list to highlight prime destinations in every state for doing just that.  Here are some spots you won’t want to miss in New Jersey…

Ignite imaginations as you climb aboard the USS Mason in Camden to see life aboard a predominantly African-American naval ship. It was once one of the earliest examples of desegregation and offers a class and tour of the ship in celebration.  I just love getting the story behind the scenes and they do a really great job of explaining the significance of what your seeing. Check out the program happening from February 3-28th.

Here's another idea, why not peek into the lives of notable figures in history through a series of programs presented by The Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee and The Teaneck Library? Some of which include:

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“That They Lived: African Americans That Changed The World”

“The Black Freedom Struggle in Early New Jersey, 1613-1860”

If you are musically inclined, you will love to attend the Black History Month concert by the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey! At Trenton’s War Memorial Theater, you will see an incredible musical performance by African American composers and a Black symphony. You’ll hear unique twists to classical songs that incorporate Black heritage.

All of this is educational but these events are so much is one thing to read about history, it's quite another to experience it coming to life.  Enjoy!

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