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"Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories": A Documentary Film by Melvin McCray '74

Times: Friday, November 17 at 2:00pm and Sunday, November 19 at 11:00am
Location: Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street

The Princeton & Slavery Project focuses on Princeton University’s historical connection to the institution of slavery. But family stories about slavery continue to shape the lives of Princeton affiliates today. Through interviews with Princeton alumni descended from slave holders, enslaved people (or both), this film explores the continuing resonance of personal stories about slavery in contemporary American life.

A discussion will follow the Friday screening.

These film screenings are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available through the Princeton University Ticketing Office.

The Princeton & Slavery Project, a scholarly investigation of Princeton University's historical engagement with the institution of slavery, will host a scholarly symposium on November 17-18, 2017. For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, see: https://slaverysymposium.princeton.edu/.

Did You Know...?Most of Princeton's founding trustees bought, sold, traded, or inherited slaves. Read More