Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: history


Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 12, 2020

On Sept. 9, the Princeton Town Council passed Resolution 19-278, declaring that the second Monday in October would be henceforth known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the Princeton municipality. Here are two ways of observing this special date: Sign up…

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Read, Watch, Listen, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, September 21 — October 2, 2020

Diversity Push Barely Budges Corporate Boards to 12.5%, Survey Finds (New York Times) “Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years. . . . having a…

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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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