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Category: Truth and Reconciliation


Touring the Deep South, Where the Confederacy Is Set in Stone

Journalists John Eligon and Trymaine Lee recently toured Southern states to take a measure of attitudes toward preserving the history of the Confederacy and slavery.  Among those interviewed were descendants of enslavers, including Jefferson Davis, and enslaved.  Opinions expressed include:…

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The spot where Emmett Till’s body was found is marked by this sign. People keep shooting it up.

“[I]t took 52 years for historical markers to be erected at locations related to the teenager’s death, which galvanized the civil rights movement after the acquittal. And now, at the spot marking where Till’s body was pulled from the river,…

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On This Land: Dance Presenters Honor Manhattan’s First Inhabitants

The article describes the efforts of Emily Johnson to have a land acknowledgement open artistic performances–recognizing the Indigenous tribes who once lived or currently live there.  A publication to making an acknowledgement, “Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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Princeton University Honors Diverse Community Members

Princeton University announced plans to honor graduates, faculty, and formerly enslaved persons associated with the school.  They will name “a publicly accessible garden between Firestone Library and Nassau Street for Betsey Stockton and the easternmost arch in East Pyne Hall…

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