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Keynote Address by Toni Morrison

"Race," Imagination, and the Birthpains of Justice"

The Princeton & Slavery Project, a scholarly investigation of Princeton University’s historical engagement with the institution of slavery, will launch its website and host a scholarly symposium on November 17-18, 2017.

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver the keynote address: "Race," Imagination, and the Birthpains of Justice." Tracy K. Smith, Princeton University Professor and the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States will introduce Morrison.

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
LocationRichardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Tickets required to attend. Tickets are free and will be distributed through the Princeton University Ticketing Office.

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For those who were not able to obtain tickets, the symposium will be webcast live at: http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/

The symposium will also be shown locally (Princeton, Princeton Junction, and West Windsor) on cable stations (Channel 21 for FiOS customers and Channel 27 for Xfinity/Comcast customers). Additionally, a video (with closed-captioning) of the symposium will be available for viewing at a later date through the Princeton & Slavery Project’s website.

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