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Category: Truth and Reconciliation


Princeton Digs Deep into Its Fraught Racial History

A New York Times article describes the Princeton & Slavery Project which began in 2013 to explore the University’s ties to slavery.  Many events related to the research will take place during the weekend of November 18 & 19, including…

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America’s First Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Kriston Capps’ article in the Atlantic describes Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial due to open in 2018, “the first such memorial in the U.S., and, its founders hope, it will show how lynchings of black people were essential to…

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Rutgers Buildings Renamed for African Americans

Rutgers University has renamed its College Avenue Apartments to honor Sojourner Truth, leading abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights.  Kilmer Library on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway has been renamed the James Dickson Carr Library after Rutgers’ first African-American…

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The South Doesn’t Own Slavery

Historian Tiya Miles reminds us “Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South . . . . It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve…

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From Australia’s ‘Stolen Generation’ to Celebrated Poet

Ali Cobby Eckermann, one of Australia’s ‘Stolen Generation,’ the children who were taken from their indigenous birth parents and adopted into other families, will receive Yale University’s Windham-Campbell prize for poetry.  Noting that there are more Indigenous Australian children in…

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