Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Truth and Reconciliation


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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Their Ancestors Were on Opposite Sides of a Lynching. Now, They’re Friends.

The book Karen Branan, a white journalist from Georgia, wrote about a 1912 lynching in Georgia, in which her family members participated, was read by Jackie Jordan Irvine, an black Alabama native and a professor emeritus of urban education at…

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Digging up the Past

In this Tedx Talk (Dec 8, 2017), Joseph McGill describes his work and advocacy in preserving sites where enslaved people existed.  To hear his talk, click here. If you are interested in helping Not in Our Town in its Truth…

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