(08) 1818 Dinah, a Slave, was Given by James Wood To the DeCamp Family And Lived To 102 Years Of Age In Newark, New Jersey (c. New Jersey Historical Society)
This historical photograph portrays Dinah of Newark, New Jersey. An African slave, Dinah was given by James Wood to the DeCamp family in 1818. As a denizen of Newark, New Jersey, Dinah is a historical figure important to the history of African Americans in New Jersey. New Jersey was the last northern state in the United States to abolish slavery, and Dinah is a prime example of the ramifications of that decision. New Jersey’s hesitation in abolishing slavery had a substantial impact on many others like Dinah.
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