The Packet Post Uncovering Lost Black History on ‘The Morning Show’

Uncovering Lost Black History on ‘The Morning Show’

by: Jessica Harrington

Historians and authors of “If These Stones Could Talk,” Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, will visit “The Morning Show” on Thursday, February 18th to discuss their research on the forgotten lives and achievements of African Americans buried at New Jersey’s Stoutsburg Cemetery since pre-Revolutionary times.

Their restorative history surfaced many “astonishing discoveries and ‘aha’ moments,” Mills and Buck have said, including the fact that some African-Americans and women could legally vote in late 18th century New Jersey until their voting rights were rolled back in 1807.

Mills and Buck will also talk about their consulting firm, Friday Truehart Consulting –named after Mills’ enslaved fourth great grandfather –which provides resources for communities throughout America to research and document the missing history of their African American citizens.

“The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and live streams on YouTube (click on YouTube at After broadcast, look on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.”

Each show also airs on WJOP on Friday at 8 a.m., Tues. at 4 p.m. and Wed. at 3 p.m., and is available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud at


For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Newburyport Community Media


Jessica Harrington

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