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Open Archives: Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Princeton Public Library

The kick-off event of the library’s Princeton & Slavery exhibit features the chance to view actual historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton that were used in research for The Princeton & Slavery Project. Dan Linke, university archivist, and Stephanie Schwartz, Historical Society of Princeton’s curator of collections and research, will describe the extraordinary glimpses of Princeton’s history the archival collections provide. Among the items on view will be a newspaper from 1766, which features the cold reality of the times: an ad that reads, “To be sold…two Negro women, a negro man, and three negro children.” Linke and Schwartz will present on the importance of preserving archival materials, a vital source of perspective and enlightenment for generations to come. Full details at the Princeton Public Library Website.

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