Century-old love letters reveal a romance from long ago at N.J. Black History Month display

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As part of its Black History Month celebration, The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum has a month-long display at the Montgomery Library featuring two newly-discovered love letters written in 1921, that reveal a century-old love story from the Sourland Mountain region’s past. Even for someone who was alive before the internet, it’s hard to summon into one’s spirit the level of intimacy and depth of love letters, hand-written in cursive, pen to paper, sealed in an envelope and sent through the postal service to a waiting sweetheart. Two years ago, when Somerset County resident Bill Mi…

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