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Little Rock–Performances Extended to November 2

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Passage Theatre in Trenton is doing a play on Little Rock, the famous school desegregation case that cracked the Jim Crow rules. A powerful, real life drama.  Each actor plays and sings superbly. The play closes October 26 Sunday, November 2.  Performances Thursday, October 30 through Sunday, November 2.  Ernest Green, the member of the Little Rock Nine who graduated at the end of the year Central High School was desegregated will be at the Sunday performance.

Continuing Conversation: Dear White People

poster-dearwhitepeopleContinuing Conversations on Race will discuss the film satire  “Dear White People” on Monday, November 3, at 7 p.m.  at the rinceton Public Library. This monthly discussion is a safe, confidential place to discuss sensitive subjects. Try to catch the movie at the Garden Theater, starting Friday, October 24, but don’t stay home if you didn’t see it — we’ll show a trailer.

From Little Rock — to the Moral Monday Rally

The play at Passage Theater, highly recommended, has been extended through November 2.

Princeton Comment

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Passage Theatre in Trenton is doing a play on Little Rock, the famous school segregation case that cracked the Jim Crow rules. The play closes October 26, the day before the Moral Monday Rally, sponsored by The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow – Trenton and Princeton. The campaign aims to reform mass incarceration practices that now mimic the old Jim Crow laws.

The play was  previewed by Ted Otten in the Times of Trenton and reviewed by Simon Saltzman in U.S. 1 Newspaper, quoting him:

An integrated cast of nine gifted performers not only portray the students but many both black and white characters as the play progresses over the tumultuous period from September, 1957, to graduation day in May of 1958…

Touching personal narratives segue into searing and scalding confrontations. What is remarkable is how little use there is for dramatic contrivance. There is no need considering the horrific realities that…

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Moral Monday Rally

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Racism & Anti-Semitism: November 4

Professor Doug Massey will discuss “Origins of Racism and Anti-Semitism” on Tuesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Carl A. Fields Center Room 105. It is co-sponsored by the Black Jewish Dialogue and the Center for Jewish Life. Kosher snacks will be offered.

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