The kick-off event of the Princeton Public Library’s Princeton & Slavery exhibit features the chance to view actual historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton that were used in research for The Princeton & Slavery Project. Dan Linke, university archivist, and Stephanie Schwartz, Historical Society of Princeton’s curator of collections and research, will describe the extraordinary glimpses of Princeton’s history the archival collections provide. Among the items on view will be a newspaper from 1766, which features the cold reality of the times: an ad that reads, “To be sold … two Negro women, a negro man, and three negro children.” Linke and Schwartz will present on the importance of preserving archival materials, a vital source of perspective and enlightenment for generations to come. Newsroom and Discovery Center
Co-sponsored by the library, the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton University Library. Learn more about the Princeton & Slavery Project and explore all the activities taking place around town. #PrincetonandSlavery
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