History

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: History of Jersey City

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: History of Jersey City   Across this divided nation in these divisive times, many are celebrating today. But not everyone is celebrating for the same reason. While several states are celebrating the antiquated Columbus Day, a few states in the past few

Morris Canal: A Cruise across New Jersey

Morris Canal: A Cruise across New Jersey   One of the most relaxing and decadent vacations to experience today is a cruise. You have choices like being a passenger on one of the floating apartment houses or a more intimate stay on a freighter type

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday June 19th is just another summer day for many, but for the last 155 years, African Americans across the United States celebrate freedom from slavery on this day known as “Juneteenth”. Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day Union troops came

Black Lives Matter Friday Forum: Power to the Youth

Black Lives Matter Friday Forum: Power to the Youth Following over a week of worldwide protests for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in response to George Floyd’s murder, more than 4,500 people gathered in front of Jersey City’s City Hall on Saturday, June 6th

Black Lives Matter Resources

Black Lives Matter Resources EverythingJerseyCity.com stands in solidarity with the outrage for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless other injustices that have occurred to black men and women in this country in the name of racial profiling. We will

10 Memorials in JC to Visit this Memorial Day

10 Memorials in JC to Visit this Memorial Day For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. This time it looks a lot different than what we’re used to but it’s still an exciting season nonetheless. Memorial Day falls on the last Monday

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we should take the time to reflect on the women throughout history who spent their lives fighting for women’s rights and trailblazing though many different fields of work and education so people of

Underground Railroad in Jersey City

The History of the Underground Railroad In Jersey City   From the 1820s to 1860, between forty and one hundred thousand enslaved African Americans escaped bondage through the Underground Railroad, a secret route through a series of safe houses that ended in free northern states,

Black History Month: The Past and The Future

Black History Month: The Past and The Future   Black History Month in the U.S.  February 1st commences the annual celebration of Black History Month. This month aims to educate people on why we honor, acknowledge and celebrate the monumental impact of African Americans, both in

A Decade in Jersey City: 2009-2019 Wrap Up

A Decade in Jersey City: 2009-2019 Wrap Up   As we get settled in to 2020 and look forward to a new decade, we took one more glance back at the last 10 years in Jersey City to compile a list of “Hey, remember when…?”