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Alfred P. Smith: African American Newspaper Publisher

February 6 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A Lecture by Arnold Brown

at Mahwah Museum

Upper Saddle River Historian Arnold Brown

Upper Saddle River historian Arnold Brown will tell the story of the extraordinary Alfred P. Smith (1831-1901), an African American man who published “The Landscape” out of his Saddle River home.  Acting as editor, printer and publisher of the newspaper, which he originally “intended as A LETTER TO OUR FRIENDS on matters of interest”, it remained in circulation in the Saddle River Valley from the early 1880s until Smith’s death in 1901.  Filled with neighborhood news, political commentary and local advertisements, “The Landscape” is considered a valuable resource for Saddle River Valley historical research.

This lecture is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.  Refreshments will be served.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org to reserve seats.


February 6
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Mahwah Museum
201 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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