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Shirley Satterfield, longtime Princeton resident, reflects on history of Princeton’s African American community

Historian of the Princeton African American community and Not in Our Town board member, Shirley Satterfield shared her memories of growing up the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood with undergraduates and graduate students at Princeton University’s Whitman College on Tuesday, December 5.  Read…

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Can America Heal Its Racial Wounds? We Asked Desmond Tutu and His Daughter

In an interview, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu explain the role of Ubuntu, an ancient southern African belief . . . . [that] holds that individuals exist only in relationship with other living beings” in…

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Georgetown University, Jesuits formally apologize for role in slavery

In a special ceremony Tuesday morning, the Jesuit order that founded Georgetown University formally apologized to the descendants of 272 slaves sold in 1838 to pay off the university’s debts.

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U.S. History of “Racial Terrorism” Justifies Reparations.

A study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concludes “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious…

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report

Canada issued the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to continue to deal with the legacy of its Indian Residential Schools. Renee Montagne interviewed Murray Sinclair, chair of the Commission, on NPR Morning Edition on Thursday, June 4,…

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