Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Truth and Reconciliation


Reflecting on Our Past: The Value of Public Art, April 4, 2019

On Thursday, April 4, from 4:30 to 6:30PM, in the Friend Center, Room 101, Walter Hood, Professor and former Chair of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley and designer of a new installation about Woodrow Wilson to be constructed this…

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Princeton Seminary students ask for reparations for school’s history linked to slavery

“The Association of Black Seminarians posted a petition online earlier this month as a response to a report that detailed the seminary’s history with slavery, which was released last year. So far, the group has collected more than 400 signatures…

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Self Tour of African American Life in Princeton Unveiled

A self-guided Heritage Tour, sponsored by the Witherspoon–Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS) to commemorate 29 noted African American sites in Princeton, is about to become a reality.  For many decades Ms. Shirley Satterfield has been conducting educational tours of the…

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Princeton needs new campus monuments

Lecturer Sean Fraga notes that “Princeton’s campus monuments aren’t truly representative of the University’s past, nor do they reflect the diversity of its student body today,” and calls for more markers of the contributions of women and enslaved African Americans…

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My ancestor owned 41 slaves. What do I owe their descendants?

John W. Miller’s discovery of an enslaver ancestor led him to grapple with the question of how best to atone.  He considers different current efforts other enslaver descendants have tried and offers economist William Darity’s description of “white acts of…

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