I’ve been learning about other people’s history all of my years thus far. Then when I even have the opportunity to learn about my own ancestors, I get a recycling of the same historical figures…over and over again. It wasn’t until I started doing my own research, that I discovered just how much history is out there. If you are uncomfortable with this post, then that’s good; you’ve learned something today…I just got started. I appreciate all of world history, but when these figures are hidden, I have to wonder why, and just what else is being hidden and not being filtered into the education system and the world for that matter. #book #books #blackhistory #class #classess #classmate #classmates #education #homework #instagood #hiddenfigures #peer #history #school #student #students #teacher #teachers #textbook #textbooks #work (at Bergenfield, New Jersey)

If you ever want to visit where these slaves are resting, don’t do what I did, which was cross the street and headed over to the Ramapo College campus. There is no actual address to this location. When you go online, people will tell you that it’s on land owned by Ramapo, so you get the impression that is actually located somewhere behind, or around the college.

Here is exactly what to do: Locate the Ramapo Sculpture Studio. There is a parking lot there…park there. Don’t worry, you will not get towed or anything like that. Upon leaving your vehicle DO NOT CROSS THE STREET (Route 202 S), even though there is a path in the woods there, and you may be inclined to cross. Don’t don’t, do it, because that’s how I ended up wasting at least an hour or my time.

Stay on the side which is where the studio is located. Now, as you are facing the road, walk and make the first left that you can, outside of the studio. Walk closely on the shoulder of the road, and be careful of incoming traffic. Your landmark will be a yellow sign that says “Hidden Driveway”. The graves are located on that very side of the road, right behind the Laroe-Van Horn House. This is the best I can do in regards to the direction. I just know how much of a pain it was for me to find it, because of the very poor directions given online.

Said to be resting here are the following:

Harrison, George, no dates, age: 3y, s/o York & Jane Harrison
Harrison, Hannah, no dates, age: 10y, d/o York & Jane Harrison
Harrison, Joseph, d. Jun 1850, age: 41y
Harrison, Mary, no dates, age: 2y, d/o York & Jane Harrison
Jennings, Samuel, no dates

I spent more than an hour there, just walking around the small burial ground, observing, deciphering, and coming to my own conclusion on things. When I recorded enough footage, I finally decided to leave. I actually didn’t want to: So strange for someone who was once terrified of cemeteries and the likes of it.

May their souls Rest In Peace.

Headstone marker of what is believed to be a 3 year old slave boy. Several markers which are located on the Hopper family’s site, is said to contain the resting place of freed slaves and slaves. Visit my blog site for more ::Link in bio::

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