Black History Month Events, February 10–16, 2020

February 10, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Princeton Public Library

Authors Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills: “A Proud Heritage: The African American Presence and Contribution in the Sourland Mountain Region and Surrounding Areas”

February 14, 2020, 2 PM Monroe Public Library, Meeting Room, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp.

“Ethics of Living Jim Crow.” Reginald C. Brown brings the stories of Jim Crow to life, exposing the oppression, determination and resiliency of African Americans in an adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Children by Richard Wright.

February 14, 2020, 12 – 3 PM, Princeton Public Library

Frederick Douglass Birthday. Members of the public, and especially teachers and students, are invited to enjoy some cake and participate in an online crowdsourcing project focusing on Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964), a visionary writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African Americans and women.  Register by clicking here.

February 15, 2020, 8 AM – 4 PM, at Rutgers University-Newark.

Marian Thompson Wright Conference, “Black Futures: What Seems to Be, Need Not Be.”  For additional information https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/news/save-date-feb-15-2020-marion-thompson-wright-mtw-lecture-series

February 16, 2020, 9:30 AM, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Assembly Room, 61 Nassau St, Princeton

150 Years is Enough. Retha Onitiri, Director of Community Engagement, will speak about the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s campaign which seeks to close two youth prisons and invest in community-based systems of care as alternatives to incarceration.

February 16, 2020, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 112 Witherspoon St., Princeton

Book Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

February 16, 2020, 4:00 PM, ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union St, Lambertville

Seldom Told Stories: Black History & the Delaware River; short films and discussion. Speakers: Elaine Buck & Beverly Mills, Linda Mead.  Click here to purchase tickets.

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