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America’s First Memorial to the Victims of Lynching

Kriston Capps’ article in the Atlantic describes Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative’s memorial due to open in 2018, “the first such memorial in the U.S., and, its founders hope, it will show how lynchings of black people were essential to…

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Not in Our Town Princeton welcomes Tara Lake, historian, scholar artist, and educator, to the followers of this blog. Here is one of her posts, concerning curriculum, that may be of interest to our readers. It concerns Roll of Thunder, Hear My…

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Freedom to speak: Ruth Simmons

“One’s voice grows stronger in encounters with opposing views,” said Ruth Simmons, in a commencement speech at Smith College. Simmons had been vice provost at Princeton University before moving to be president at Smith and then at Brown. She is now…

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