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Tune Every Heart: The Princeton & Slavery Project in Song

Join us in the Faculty Room at Nassau Hall, the symbolic heart of Princeton University, to hear untold stories finally given voice. An emancipated woman educates generations around the world. Divided roommates clash, and racial violence erupts between students and residents of the town. A runaway slave earns his freedom, and reflects on his years working at the University. Voices raised through time resonate with the history of our own moment. Students from the Lewis Center’s Atelier Program share a staged reading of original musical theater works inspired by the history revealed through the Princeton & Slavery Project.

This is the culminating presentation of creative work generated through the fall 2017 Princeton Atelier course, “Who Owns a Song? A Theatrical Investigation of Princeton and Slavery,” led by Peter Mills ’95 and Cara Reichel ’96, founding members of the critically-acclaimed Prospect Theater Company. 

Tickets will be available through University Ticketing beginning January 8, 2018.

Full details at the Lewis Center for the Arts website.

Did You Know...?Princeton professors owned slaves as late as 1840. Read More