Not In Our Town Princeton

Category: Truth and Reconciliation


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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Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood Association meeting, CORRECTION January 19, 2019

Image of John Street from Walkable Princeton The Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood Association, is meeting on Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 9:30 AM, at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 30 Green St, Princeton, NJ 08542 Our focus this month will be on…

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When a Lynching Memorial Becomes a Photo Opportunity

William C. Anderson’s essay is “A reflection on the commodification of Jim Crow’s violence through public memorials. It’s imperative for those paying respects to understand and interrogate civil rights museums, memorials, and any other commemorations of Black struggles against oppression…

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