Virtual Town Hall To Celebrate “Doctor of the Pines” For Black History Month

  OCEAN COUNTY – Dr. James Still, known as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,” and abolitionist William Still will be the topics of a Black History Month virtual town hall hosted by Congressman Andy Kim (D-3rd).

  Dr. Stephanie James Harris, Executive Director of the NJ Amistad Commission, and descendants of the Still family, Samuel Still and Rev. Terrell Person, will be on hand with guest speakers to discuss the lives of the Still brothers.

  Dr. James Still was a self-taught herbalist in Medford and William Still was considered the father of the Underground Railroad.

  The virtual town hall will be held on February 26 at noon. Sign up by visiting

  “There is so much about Black history, even right in our own back yard, that goes unnoticed or underappreciated,” said Congressman Kim. “This town hall is an opportunity for all of us to come together and recognize that Black history is New Jersey history, and it’s something worth celebrating beyond this month.”