Paterson Recognizes Amistad Day, City’s Role in Plight of Escaped Slaves

By ED RUMLEY PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson became the first municipality in New Jersey to proclaim February 28, recognized already as Amistad Day, an annual and official observance. The event, held at Paterson’s Huntoon-VanRensalier Monument which honors Paterson’s place in the Underground Railroad, a passageway for slaves attempting to escape from bondage,

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