Slave trade monument unveiled in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (WPVI) -- A monument recognizing New Jersey's slave trade was unveiled today in Camden.

Senator Cory Booker was joined by Congressman Donald Norcross and local leaders for the event on the Rutgers Camden campus.

Booker said the marker brings light to darkness and speaks the names of those who were silenced.

Booker has led the charge to ensure public monuments reflect America's values.

He introduced legislation to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol.

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