In this presentation students will learn about slavery in New Jersey; the Underground Railroad; New Jersey’s position in the Civil War; civil rights for African Americans; and a school that was an important institution for blacks in New Jersey. Students will also be introduced to pioneers in New Jersey politics. Students will be able to draw their own conclusions on what life was like for blacks in New Jersey during slavery and segregation. Questions follow each section to help students remember what they have learned. The powerpoint file contains 46 slides of text and images. This download can be used to supplement the teaching of local history. This presentation was created by the African American History Place. It is suitable for grades 4-8.