Join the Arts Council of Princeton for the 4th annual, family-friendly An Evening with Bollywood event.
4-6pm: “Open Bazaar” market featuring Indian “Mehndi” henna tattoos, Bollywood-inspired arts and crafts, handmade jewelry and apparel, Indian food and drinks, and more!
6-7pm: Bollywood dance performance by Uma Kapoor’s NachNation in the courtyard – bring a lawnchair or blanket!
7-9pm: Bollywood dance party – come one, come all!
Event admission is free and open to the public. Princeton Shopping Center: 301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, 08540. Ample free parking is available on site. An Evening with Bollywood is generously supported by EDENS and the Princeton Shopping Center.
In conjunction with Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, Arts Council of Princeton, and Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, Morven is hosting a Slave Dwelling Project www.slavedwellingproject.org/ Program Oct 12 and 13, bringing Mr. Joe McGill’s program to New Jersey for the first time. Mr. McGill’s Slave Dwelling Project brings historians, and the public together to educate, collaborate and organize resources to illuminate and often, save, important African American history related to slave ancestry.
The program is free to the public. All ages welcome. Click here for additional information and to register for 1) Shirley Satterfield’s walking tour of Princeton’s Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ($8.00), 2) Friday evening and Saturday morning activities at Morven, and 3) email address for entering the lottery to sleep over in Morven on Friday night.
On Sunday, September 16 at 2 pm at the Princeton Public Library, author and professor Cheryl Finley discusses her book, “Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon.”
From the Princeton University Press web site: “One of the most iconic images of slavery is a schematic wood engraving depicting the human cargo hold of a slave ship. First published by British abolitionists in 1788, it exposed this widespread commercial practice for what it really was–shocking, immoral, barbaric, unimaginable. Printed as handbills and broadsides, the image Cheryl Finley has termed the “slave ship icon” was easily reproduced, and by the end of the eighteenth century it was circulating by the tens of thousands around the Atlantic rim. “Committed to Memory” provides the first in-depth look at how this artifact of the fight against slavery became an enduring symbol of black resistance, identity, and remembrance. Finley traces how the slave ship icon became a powerful tool in the hands of British and American abolitionists, and how its radical potential was rediscovered in the twentieth century by black artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and curators. Finley offers provocative new insights into the works of Amiri Baraka, Romare Bearden, Betye Saar, and many others. She demonstrates how the icon was transformed into poetry, literature, visual art, sculpture, performance, and film—and became a medium through which diasporic Africans have reasserted their common identity and memorialized their ancestors. Beautifully illustrated, “Committed to Memory” features works from around the world, taking readers from the United States and England to West Africa and the Caribbean. It shows how contemporary black artists and their allies have used this iconic eighteenth-century engraving to reflect on the trauma of slavery and come to terms with its legacy.”
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