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Rutgers Buildings Renamed for African Americans

Rutgers University has renamed its College Avenue Apartments to honor Sojourner Truth, leading abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights.  Kilmer Library on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway has been renamed the James Dickson Carr Library after Rutgers’ first African-American…

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Rutgers Annual Paul Robeson Lecture: Conversation between Harry Belafonte and Susan Robeson, Wednesday, April 5

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MARCH: A Book Talk with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Registration, March 14.

The authors will discuss MARCH, the National Book Award-winning graphic novel trilogy depicting Congressman Lewis’s life as a central figure in the civil rights movement, including the Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 marches…

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Rutgers confronts its ties to slavery in groundbreaking report

As the New Jersey state university approaches its 250 anniversary, President Robert Barchi established a committee that “explored aspects of [its] history that are difficult and complex,” that is, the university’s historical connection to slavery.  The committee’s findings are published…

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Our Stories: Building the South Asian American Digital Archive

Photo courtesy of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance Our Stories: Building the South Asian American Digital Archive Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 5:30 pm Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library 185 University Avenue Newark, New Jersey South Asian Americans…

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