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Events, July 23 – 30, 2020

July 23 8 am Princeton Board of Education Policy Committee hearing on renaming John Witherspoon Middle School Written comments on the subject of the JWMS name may be submitted to the Board via feedback@princetonk12.org. To join the meeting on Thursday morning,…

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The Racial Justice of Albert Einstein

In honor of Albert Einstein’s birthday March 14 (also known as Pi Day) let us remember his strong commitment to racial justice for African Americans, including his friendship with Paul Robeson with whom he advocated for anti-lynching laws. As well…

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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reviews the history of government policies that created and reinforced segregation.  The Fair Housing Act was an attempt to correct the situation that failed time and time again.  To watch the 6 1/2 minute…

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Screening of “Marshall” at the Trenton Free Public Library, February 13, 2018

With Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, the movie tells the story of an early case of Marshall’s, when he was an attorney from the NAACP.  The showing at the Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy St., Trenton, begins at 5:30…

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The Myth of the “Good” Protest

Yale historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore explains the similarity between Colin Kaepernick’s protest and that of Rosa Parks and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins, refuting the commonly held belief that the latter two “materialized from an individual’s epiphany” without precedent and…

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