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Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

Following news of Erica Garner’s death, Kahana Cauley’s op ed in the New York Times provides numerous examples–from slavery, lynching, imprisonment, and the child protection system–of how the white supremacist system that governs the United States has afflicted and destroyed…

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Digging up the Past

In this Tedx Talk (Dec 8, 2017), Joseph McGill describes his work and advocacy in preserving sites where enslaved people existed.  To hear his talk, click here. If you are interested in helping Not in Our Town in its Truth…

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Princeton, Slavery, and Me: Community Stage Event, December 13, 2017, 7-9 pm

This reading is part of the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s…

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Lingering Fallout from Trauma

Nicholas Bakalar reports in the New York Times (Tuesday, December 5, 2017, p. D4) that the trauma experienced by 46,877 Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden between 1940 and 1944 affected their female children, who “were twice as likely…

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How slave labor built and financed major U.S. cities

Carl Anthony presents a capsule history that ties the development of port cities to the slave trade and labor that provided the foundation for the wealth of cities and nations.  Click here to read the complete article, which is excerpted…

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