Colonel Tye and the Black Loyalist Movement in Monmouth County : MONCO
He is perhaps the greatest military leader you have never heard of. Join historian Greg Caggiano for a look at the life and legacy of Colonel Tye, a man who escaped enslavement in Monmouth County and returned as the head of his own fighting force during the American Revolution...on the British side! Learn the heroism, drama, and human element of war in this exciting story and fight for freedom that took place right in our own backyard.
About the Presenter: Greg Caggiano is a published author, historian, lecturer, and consultant. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University and NJ State teaching certifications in history and elementary education. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department and as a field guide for their Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook, which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the U.S. Military’s presence at Fort Hancock. In his spare time, he has served on the Board of Directors of two museums: the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, and most recently the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, housed at the Strauss Mansion Museum. A firm believer in volunteering and giving back to the community, he has helped fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for historic preservation over the years.
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