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Bryan Stevenson Wants the U.S. to Face Its History

In the days leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jaime L of the New York Times interviews Bryan Stevenson about incarceration, American history, and Dr. King.  ” If we had done the work that we should have done…

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Beth Lew-Williams — The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands…

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Why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July

Following the Continuing Conversation about Nationalism vs. Patriotism on July 2, Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Not in Our Town board member, wrote the following: I was a freshman in college when I realized for the first time this holiday was not for…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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Implicit Bias and American History

Chernoh Sesay Jr. illustrates how applying the social psychology concept of implicit bias to “historical studies of race, human bondage, and post-slavery, might . . . open new revelations and pose new remedies for the issue of race in the…

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