CARNEYS POINT, N.J. – Historian Anthony Melita will present a program titled, “Salem County in the Revolution” on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Salem Community College. This free program will kick off the President’s Lecture Series in DON 106, Donaghay Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.
“The American Revolution looms large in our collective memory,” said Melita. “In fact, so broad is this event that it can sometimes feel distant and impersonal. ‘Yankee Doodle.’ ‘No taxation without representation.’ ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ We sing the songs, chant slogans, and praise the firebrand but there is little-to-no relationship with America’s principle struggle.”
“This discussion contextualizes those broad-based themes by personalizing the Revolution with events specific to Salem County, a revolutionary county worth remembering.”
Melita has earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rowan University and graduated with honors with a master’s in U.S. history from American Military University. In 2017, he received SCC’s 2017 Academic Excellence Award for adjunct faculty. He specializes in the colonial press of British North America as well as American Revolutionary history.
For more information on the program, call (856) 351-2602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.