Explore New Jersey's Black Heritage in Distinctive Destinations
The Black community in New Jersey has long been shaping our history and culture, with roots that trace back to the mid-1600s, when colonial settlers brought the first captive Africans to the Mid-Atlantic region, followed by centuries of persistence for freedom, justice and equality.
Famous figures and everyday New Jerseyans, both past and present, boast accomplishments that are woven into the fabric of our state, country and world. Cherish and learn from their remarkable lives as you visit destinations across the state, and explore some of the noteworthy museums and sites honoring our unique Black heritage.
Click below to read more about each region and find our three-day Black Heritage Trip Itineraries, featuring additional ideas for delicious cuisine, excellent shopping and must-do activities along the way, which also provide opportunities to support Black-owned, independent businesses. (Before heading out, be sure to check the websites and social media channels of your destinations for hours and additional policies.)