Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale Community College kicks off February Black History Month on January 26 with a special presentation by authors Anne Farrow, Joel Lang and Jennifer Frank, the authors of “Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery”. The best-selling book includes brand new research by Farrow and questions on the topic will be taken from the audience. Community is invited to the free event.
The book, the Connecticut journalist-historians show that not only did New England and Middle Atlantic states residents own and traffic in slaves but they also profited from their participation in an economy that was built on slaveholding in the Caribbean, the slave trade and the consumption of items in the North. The Northern section of America participated in and promoted slavery stemming back to the very first settlements in this country. Rarely taught about in schools, recently, historians have begun to write and talk about this aspect in greater detail