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Author Talk: Sharon Draper, October 24, 2017

As part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, Sharon Draper,  acclaimed author and educator, visits the library to talk about her historical novel for young adults, “Copper Sun.” The book tells the story of 15-year-old Amari whose happy life in…

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Reconstructed History, October 11 – November 25, 2017

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Reconstructed History (Taplin Gallery). Curated by Amy Brummer, Reconstructed History features work by artists Wendel White (Schools for the Colored Series), Annie Hogan (photographs of buildings at the Berkeley Plantation in Virginia fuse the…

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The South Doesn’t Own Slavery

Historian Tiya Miles reminds us “Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South . . . . It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve…

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Descendant of Enslaved Attends Georgetown University

Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose ancestors were among the 272 slaves Georgetown priests had sold in 1838 to help pay off the university’s debts, is now enrolled as a student at the university.  Read the full article by clicking here.

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Ole Miss To Post Signs Recognizing Campus Buildings Built By Slave Labor

“The University of Mississippi is taking major strides in acknowledging its racist history. The institution, affectionately known as Ole Miss, announced plans on Thursday to recognize pre-Civil War campus buildings that were built by slaves. . . . in addition…

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