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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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Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton

October 6 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., October 7 at 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., and October 8 at 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plaza @ Lewis Arts complex.  Tours begin at the Plaza This series of…

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Colin Kaepernick and the Power of Black Silent Protest

Ameer Hasan Loggins references earlier silent Black protests, namely the Negro Silent Protest Parade on July 28, 1917, when thousands of Black children, women, and men brought national attention to the three day reign of terror in East Saint Louis when…

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My fellow white Americans.

The author of this blog posted images from the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia last night protesting the removal of a Confederate statue.  She writes “Imagine for just one second that these protestors were black. . . . This…

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TCNJ students hold sit-in to protest college’s dissociation from Trenton

Two dozen students at The College of New Jersey held a sit-in next door to President R. Barbara Gitenstein’s office on Wednesday afternoon protesting the college’s disengagement from Trenton and pointing to two main issues: renaming Loser Hall and reconsidering…

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