As part of its new “Historically Speaking” lecture series, Monmouth County Historical Association is pleased to welcome Dr. Walter D. Greason to speak on Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.  The lecture will be held at the Association’s Headquarters, 70 Court Street, Freehold.  Dr. Greason will speak on his recent publication, The Path to Freedom:  Black Families in New Jersey,” which reveals how African American migrants transformed civil rights in New Jersey between 1920 and 1970.  The story is told through photographs of several generations of local Freehold families.

Dr. Walter D. Greason

Dr. Greason is an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Ursinus College where he also serves as Coordinator of the African American and Africana Studies Program.  His focus is United States history with special interest in race relations during the twentieth century.  As a proud native of Freehold, Dr. Greason frequently returns to our area offering teacher training in American history and diversity training for corporations and community groups.

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free.  Refreshments will be served following Dr. Greason’s presentation.  Please call 732-462-1466 for further information or to reserve a seat.

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898.  The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey.  Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday.  For membership or admission fees and further information, please call (732) 462-1466 or visit our web site at

Monmouth County Historical Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.