Not In Our Town Princeton

Archives


Charlottesville, VA Liberation and Freedom Day, March 3

For the first time since World War II, Charlottesville won’t honor Thomas Jefferson’s birthday this spring. Instead, on Tuesday, the city will celebrate the demise of slavery with a new holiday, Liberation and Freedom Day, commemorating the arrival of Union…

Read More

Howard students wore nooses in the 1930s as part of a protest effort. Now, these UNC students do, too.

 Susan Svrluga describes how a protest against lynching by Howard University students in the 1930s set an example for University of North Carolina protesting the statue on campus known as Silent Sam that honors the Confederacy.  To read the article,…

Read More

Touring the Deep South, Where the Confederacy Is Set in Stone

Journalists John Eligon and Trymaine Lee recently toured Southern states to take a measure of attitudes toward preserving the history of the Confederacy and slavery.  Among those interviewed were descendants of enslavers, including Jefferson Davis, and enslaved.  Opinions expressed include:…

Read More

Memory and History: The Meaning and Future of Monuments in the Aftermath of Charlottesville. Panel Discussion, September 12

Read More

The Monuments Must Go: An open letter from the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson.

William Jackson Christian and Warren Edmund Christian state clearly why the statue of their ancestor, the Confederate general, should be removed. “Our sense of justice leads us to believe that removing the Stonewall statue and other monuments should be part…

Read More