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Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery

“Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,”  a database, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors, will launch in 2020.  The tool will link information from projects like Vanderbilt’s “Slave Societies Digital Archive” …

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Heritage of Resistance: Reenactment to Honor Slave Rebellion, November 8 & 9, 2019

After six years of planning, artist Dread Scott is staging the German coast uprising of the January 8, 1811 that involved 200 to 500 people to “reenact the largest slave rebellion in American history. Dressed in period costumes and holding…

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WATCH LIVE – The 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones, November 2, 2019

YWCA Princeton (59 Paul Robeson Place) will be streaming Nikole Hannah-Jones live on the 1619 Project and a Panel on the Role of Slavery in America and New Jersey in Bramwell House living room on Saturday, November 2 at 7…

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Seminaries Start Slavery Reparation Funds Amid Calls For National Program

On NPR’s Morning Edition (October 28, 2019), Tom Gjelton reports on the reparations funds created by Princeton Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary “as a confession of past sins”  in their ties to slavery.  But William Darity, professor of public…

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Princeton seminary will pay $27M in slavery reparations

“Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past. Calling the…

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