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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s why that didn’t work during WWI

Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, draws on his research about African Americans in World War I to shine a light on the relationship between African Americans and patriotism.  “I see the decision by the…

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Slavery and Emancipation Laws in 19th Century New Jersey, June 19, 2018

Come celebrate Juneteenth, marking the official end of slavery in the United States, at the New Jersey State Library with a lecture on Slavery in 19th Century New Jersey.   We’ll be discussing slavery and slavery laws in New Jersey in…

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Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton, May 31, 2018

This series of performance walks through the Princeton University campus, created by theater artist Aaron Landsman and historian Alison Isenberg in collaboration with Princeton students, examines how issues of race and protest, in Trenton and on campus, are imprinted on Princeton’s buildings and…

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Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes

In an interview with Dave Zirin in the Nation, Professor Amira Rose Davis talks about some of the forgotten heroines of athletic resistance like Wilma Rudolph and Rose Robinson.  David tells their stories in her forthcoming book, Can’t Eat A…

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Letter to My Old Master

In 1864, after 32 long years in the service of his master, Jourdon Anderson and his wife, Amanda, escaped a life of slavery when Union Army soldiers freed them from the plantation on which they had been working so tirelessly….

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