NIOT Princeton

How Do You Teach Slavery?

1a radio program host Joshua Johnson and his guests Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Chair of the Teaching Hard History Advisory Board and associate professor of history at Ohio State University, Adam Sanchez, high school history teacher, editor of “Rethinking Schools” magazine and Zinn Education Project organizer and curriculum writer, and Maureen Costello, Director of Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses teaching about slavery at various grade levels, why it is difficult, and creative, successful approaches.  To listen to the podcast and find reading recommendations, click here.


Youth Justice New Jersey Art Exhibition Opening, February 20, 2018


Princeton High School Black History Month Events, 2018


A Spirituals and Gospel Festival

Princeton High School choirs, community choir volunteers, and praise dancers will collaborate for a celebration of gospel music. The concert will feature guest musician Raymond Wise, Ph.D.  Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 PM , PHS Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students & seniors.

Black History Evening of Cultural Celebration

This celebration will feature a variety of student performances honoring Black history and culture.  Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Princeton High School Cafeteria


Black Women Public Service Workers and the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case

On February 26th, 2018, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could profoundly affect the ability of public-sector workers to improve their wages and working conditions.  Celine McNicholas and Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) give a brief analysis of the potential harm to black women who make up 17.7 percent of public-sector workers, or about 1.5 million workers.  Click here to read the full article.

Seeing White

“Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? A 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017.”

To listen to the series episodes, read the transcripts, study guide, and bibliography, click here.

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