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About Us

The Enslaved African Memorial Committee (EAMC) was established in 2015 by a group of concerned and dedicated Teaneck residents. The goal of the committee is to commemorate the history of the Africans that were victims of the transatlantic slave trade and who were forcibly and brutally brought to the Americas yet made significant contributions to American history, particularly Bergen County and the Township of Teaneck. This memorial will be erected on the Municipal Green in Teaneck. It’s a story and viewpoint many people dont know...yet. Let’s make history!

*Make your contribution to EAMC to ensure that this generation and future generations may take pride in the fact that ­­their ancestors played a critical role in building Bergen County and the United States of America! We need the generous support of individual donors, foundations, churches, organizations and corporations to make this Memorial a reality! We invite you to volunteer to support our mission. ­

Make Your Contribution To EAMC

to ensure that this generation and future generations may take pride in the fact that ­­their ancestors played a critical role in building Bergen County and the United States of America! We need the generous support of individual donors, foundations, churches, organizations and corporations to make this Memorial a reality! We invite you to volunteer to support our mission. 

The EAMC is a tax exempt 501 [c] [3]

organization. Checks can be made payable to the:

Enslaved African Memorial Committee

P.O. Box 463, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Let's Make History!

To acknowledge the endurance, resilience, and resistance to enslavement and oppression of people of African descent in America and throughout the Diaspora.

Endurance

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To honor and preserve the history of the significant contributions made by Africans to world history and the the creation of modern day civilization, specifically to the United States of America.

Resilience

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The Memorial will be conceived as a site for discussion, education, and contemplation.

Slavery

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To leave behind a lasting legacy that will educate current and future generations on the importance and the critical role of the resilience and endurance of the enslaved African and the major impact they had in the building of the Americas.

Resistance

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To create a site that will reflect the memory of the enslaved African specifically in Bergen County, NJ that invites reflection and fresh discovery without provoking paralysis or shame.

We must look back at what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, or that has been stolen or forgotten can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and sustained.

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The form of the Enslaved African Memorial is partially inspired by the Adinkra symbol of the Sankofa bird.