Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: history


New Jersey Education Association Reinforces its Commitment to Implementing the Amistad Curriculum

At this past week’s New Jersey Education Association Convention, Gov. Phil Murphy joined NJEA President Marie Blistan and others “to highlight work being done to integrate New Jersey’s Amistad Curriculum more deeply into our public schools.”  Also “announced [was] the…

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Heritage of Resistance: Reenactment to Honor Slave Rebellion, November 8 & 9, 2019

After six years of planning, artist Dread Scott is staging the German coast uprising of the January 8, 1811 that involved 200 to 500 people to “reenact the largest slave rebellion in American history. Dressed in period costumes and holding…

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History of School Segregation in Trenton: Focus on the Higbee Street School, November 3, 2019

  A presentation in the Trent House Visitor Center (15 Market Street, Trenton NJ), on Sunday, November 3, 2 to 3 PM, will focus on the Higbee Street School was built in 1857 as the first Trenton school for African…

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Princeton is the 2nd N.J. locality, first in Philly region to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (Courtesy of Cultural Heritage Partners) WHYY reports that “contrary to some press accounts, local officials say Princeton is not replacing Columbus Day.  Unlike other cities in the region, like Philadelphia, Princeton did not have a parade…

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Reclaiming the bodies of children who died at Carlisle Indian School

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff Gammage tells Annette John-Hall, co-host of The Why, the history of the Carlisle Indian School, the efforts of tribes to have the remains of children who died at the school returned to them, and the on-going…

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