AUTHOR DISCUSSES NJ HISTORY- SAGA OF POVERTY, CORRUPTION AND MURDER IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION
The New Jersey Historical Commission in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries is pleased to present: Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression. Join journalist and author Holly Metz as she discusses her latest publication which tells the story of Joe Scutellaro, a husband and father accused of killing Harry Barck, the poormaster of Hoboken, while seeking public financial assistance for his family in Depression-era New Jersey. Scutellaro's personal tragedy sheds light on the public relief system and the authorities responsible for the injustice suffered by many Americans struggling to survive the Depression.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Snow date, February 6, 2013)
Where: Rutgers University Alexander Library 169 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ You must register in order to receive an event parking permit.