Shirley Satterfield, longtime Princeton resident, reflects on history of Princeton’s African American community

Historian of the Princeton African American community and Not in Our Town board member, Shirley Satterfield shared her memories of growing up the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood with undergraduates and graduate students at Princeton University’s Whitman College on Tuesday, December 5.  Read the complete Daily Princetonian article by clicking here.  She and Fern and Larry Spruill shared difficult memories about living in segregated Princeton–harassment, unfair treatment in Princeton schools and stores,  etc.–on Monday evening, December 4 at the public library to over one hundred people attending NIOT’s Continuing Conversation that served as the kick-off event for the organization’s newest initiative on truth and reconciliation in Princeton.  Professor Ruha Benjamin was facilitator and commentator.

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