Monmouth Reform Temple to Host Bearing Witness Soil Display and Program to educate public on only documented lynching in New Jersey

On March 5, 1886, Samuel Johnson was lynched on what is now Route 35 and Poplar Road in Eatontown. No one was ever held accountable for his murder. On March 19th, 2023, Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT) will host the kickoff to the NJSJRC Bearing Witness Soil Display with a special program at the temple at 3pm. The public is welcome to attend. Samuel Johnson’s story will be narrated by Reverend Terrance K Porter, Pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank. He will be joined by Rabbi Steve Sirbu of Temple Emeth in Teaneck, NJ.

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