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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Waxwood!

The YWCA is leading the Princeton community in celebrating the birthday and the life of Mrs. Susie B. Waxwood, the first African American director of the integrated Princeton YWCA. “Ms. Susie, Aunt Susie, Susie B., Mrs. Waxwood, she would respond…

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Commemorating Paul Robeson’s Birthday: Free Community Event Sunday, April 9, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Arts Council of Princeton, in collaboration with the Paul Robeson House of Princeton, presents a community event Commemorating Paul Robeson’s Birthday. The family-friendly “birthday party” will feature a historical overview by neighborhood historian Shirley Satterfield, detailing Mr. Robeson’s birth…

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Shirley Satterfield’s historical trail

The Princeton Sun profiles Not in Our Town board member and local historian, Shirley Satterfield.  The article highlights her past and current efforts, including the establishment of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society and a heritage trail.

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Taxed out, deathed out, and rented out

    “There is something about black neighborhoods, or at least poor black neighborhoods, that make them seem irresistible to gentrification,” wrote Michael Henry Adams in the The End of Black Harlem  published in the New York Times on May 27,…

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‘The Shoulders We Stand On’

Friday, August 12 was Day 5 of the “Joint-Effort – Princeton Safe Streets week 2016. The Witherspoon-Jackson Community hosted “The Shoulders We Stand On,” a hope and history recognition program, at First Baptist Church Princeton. The events were planned to…

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