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Safe Streets Events to Celebrate Witherspoon-Jackson Community

“Looking Back and Moving Forward” is the theme for this year’s Joint Effort Safe Streets Program, which will focus on the historic role of the black church in the Witherspoon-Jackson (W-J) community and will include a rich array of events…

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In Response to: Across Nassau Street

The Princeton Alumni Weekly’s article about Kathryn Watterson’s oral history of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton, elicited letters from alumni about their experiences.  Philip L. Johnson ’61 wrote, “There were many white…

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Kitsi Watterson, Author of “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton” May 18, 2017

On May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Princeton Public Library, Kitsi Watterson, award winning author, reads from her recent book “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton,” which includes vivid first-person accounts of more than…

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Across Nassau Street

“Dozens of Witherspoon residents . . . tell their stories in I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton, an oral history of Princeton’s three-centuries-old black community that Princeton University Press will publish in May.”

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Shirley Satterfield’s historical trail

The Princeton Sun profiles Not in Our Town board member and local historian, Shirley Satterfield.  The article highlights her past and current efforts, including the establishment of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society and a heritage trail.

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