Monday, February 16, 2009

An American first family: The Still family and the Legacy of Promise


What: An American first family: The Still family and the Legacy of Promise

When: Sat. February 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Where: Toms River Branch

CONTACT: Meagan Toohey/ 732-349-6200, ext. 5111,

An American First Family: The Still Family and The Legacy of Promise

TOMS RIVER, NJ –The Stills are an American first family. They have been with us for 350 years and their combination of suffering and accomplishments is almost unparalleled in American history. Join us on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm for an engaging presentation about the Stills, their lives, contributions and legacy. View drawings portraying the lives of the Still brothers, William, Peter and James Still.

Our guest speaker, Francine Still Hicks is an author, artist and the great great grandniece of William Still, the Father of the Underground Rail Road. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the story of the Stills told by a member of the family.

A display of Still family genealogy and notable African American New Jerseyans, including Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Larry Doby, will be on display the month of February in the Wheeler Room on the second floor of the Ocean County Library in Toms River.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by telephoning (732) 349-6200 or by visiting our Web site ( Click on the following link to go directly to the registration page,

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