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New York Public Library Digitizes The Green Book

The New York Public Library has digitized the famous Green Book, “a mid-century guide for black travelers looking for hospitality during Jim Crow…. [T]ry planning a trip using The Green Book, ‘No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just…

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Waxwood!

The YWCA is leading the Princeton community in celebrating the birthday and the life of Mrs. Susie B. Waxwood, the first African American director of the integrated Princeton YWCA. “Ms. Susie, Aunt Susie, Susie B., Mrs. Waxwood, she would respond…

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The South Doesn’t Own Slavery

Historian Tiya Miles reminds us “Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South . . . . It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve…

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The Underground Railroad in New Jersey, September 9, 2017, Trent House

The Underground Railroad in New Jersey, Trent House, 15 Market St, Trenton, NJ 08611 Saturday September 9, 1 pm Treading the Paths that with Tears Have Been Watered: The Underground Railroad in New Jersey.  A lecture by Dr. Linda Caldwell…

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Past Imperfect

On the radio program This American Life, comedian and actor Azie Dungey recounts her time playing a slave for visiting tourists at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon. Listen to this 12 minutes segment by clicking here.

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