Feb. 6 – Alfred P. Smith: African American Newspaper Publisher

A Lecture by Arnold Brown

at Mahwah Museum

Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 PM

Upper Saddle River historian Arnold Brown will tell the story of Alfred P. Smith (1831-1901), an African American man who published “The Landscape” out of his Saddle River home.  Smith acted as editor, printer and publisher of the newspaper, which he “intended as A LETTER TO OUR FRIENDS on matters of interest”.  The newspaper 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.

Upper Saddle River Historian Arnold Brown

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

 

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