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Category: history


How Are You Celebrating Juneteenth?

June 19 marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 African Americans in Galveston, Texas were told by Union soldiers that they had been emancipated.  Though the Emancipation Proclamation had established that on January 1, 1863, the information was withheld…

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The Princeton and Slavery Plays, Part 1

“In 2016, McCarter [Theatre] commissioned 7 short plays in conjunction with Princeton University’s national public rollout of The Princeton and Slavery Project. History Professor Martha Sandweiss spearheaded this powerful community initiative, examining how the history of Princeton University is entwined…

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“Selma Online”: Free Online Teaching Resource

As the opening line of the website says: “Selma Online is more than a history lesson.  It’s a call to action to learn about democracy, civil rights, and the need to safeguard voting equality … in every generation.”  Created by…

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The Racial Justice of Albert Einstein

In honor of Albert Einstein’s birthday March 14 (also known as Pi Day) let us remember his strong commitment to racial justice for African Americans, including his friendship with Paul Robeson with whom he advocated for anti-lynching laws. As well…

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Charlottesville, VA Liberation and Freedom Day, March 3

For the first time since World War II, Charlottesville won’t honor Thomas Jefferson’s birthday this spring. Instead, on Tuesday, the city will celebrate the demise of slavery with a new holiday, Liberation and Freedom Day, commemorating the arrival of Union…

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