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Eliza: Navigating Enslavement, Negotiating Motherhood

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Eliza, a thirteen-year-old girl from New York, was placed on the Schoharie in 1818 as part of a Middlesex County Judge Jacob Van Wickle’s slavering and sent to Louisiana. She joined other young girls and at least thirteen mothers of very young children. Eliza became a mother in New Iberia on Avery Island, Louisiana.



May 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


East Brunswick Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 United States
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