Debbie Hobler

I just finished reading “If These Stones Could Talk.” This work of art, remembrance and history is fabulous. I was stunned to know how little I knew about central New Jersey and its Afro-American history. I learned so much about slavery, segregation, land ownership, loss, injustice, survival, adaptation, and love. I was amazed at the stories of the men who had served in the Revolutionary, Civil, Spanish and World Wars.  I LOVED reading about what life was like for the authors growing up: what they ate for holidays, where they went for fun, and the extended family biographies. There aren’t enough words to applaud this achievement, for bringing history to life, and literally creating a concrete legacy that will live on.