Not In Our Town Princeton


My ancestor owned 41 slaves. What do I owe their descendants?

John W. Miller’s discovery of an enslaver ancestor led him to grapple with the question of how best to atone.  He considers different current efforts other enslaver descendants have tried and offers economist William Darity’s description of “white acts of…

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“ Taking Her Freedom: Ona Judge, the Woman who Defied George & Martha Washington,” December 28, 2018

Born in 1773 in the household of George and Martha Washington, the child of an enslaved mother of African descent and a European-American father, Oney (Ona) Judge’s story is one that contrasts the pursuit of freedom from English rule by…

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Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony Honoring James Collins Johnson, October 22, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in East Pyne Hall on the Princeton University campus, lecturer in Dance Dyane Harvey-Salaam and students in her course “The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices” welcome Chief Ayanda Clarke for a…

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Slave Dwelling Project Community Day, October 12 and 13, 2018

In conjunction with Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, Arts Council of Princeton, and Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, Morven is honored to host a Slave Dwelling Project Program Oct 12 and 13; bringing Mr. Joe McGill’s program…

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Panel Discussion: No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, September 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

If you are unable to come to Labyrinth Books to hear Sean Wilentz speak about his new book No Property in Man on October 3, you can hear him speak as part of a panel on Friday, September 28 at…

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