John Stewart Rock Book Unveiled
John S. Rock (1825-1866), born of free black parents in Salem City, was one of the younger members of the abolitionist movement. He was a physician, dentist, and lawyer, and first African American admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. The book is available at the Salem County Historical Society, 79-83 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079. Telephone .

Author Dr. Harlan Buzby explains a point to reporter Rebecca Purchase.

Highlights of the book given by the author.

Salem County Historical Society Director Dr. David Young speaks about the publishing process for the book.

Giles R. Wright, African-American program director for the NJ Historical Commission emphasizes the national importance of John Rock's efforts.

Actor Noah Lewis portraying John Rock

Althea Saunders closing out with a hymn.

Funding for publication came from the NJ State Council on the Arts and with additional assistance from the Honorable Frederica Massiah-Jackson, Winston Lowe, Esq. and the law firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll, P.C.

Local resident Dana Gayner and the author

Harlan Buzby notes the importance of Mt. Pisgah's tracker organ.

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