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Princeton Digs Deep into Its Fraught Racial History

Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

The New York Times, 11/6/17

Princeton University has a long history connected to slavery, which has remained hidden until now.

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Putting the Ghosts of Princeton’s Racial Past Onstage

Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

The New York Times, 11/6/17

The voices of enslaved people can be hard to hear in the archives. But they are front and center in the Princeton & Slavery Plays, a suite of seven 10-minute works that will have their premieres at the McCarter Theater on Nov. 18 and 19.

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The Princeton & Slavery Project at the Thrive Conference

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019

Princeton University, 11/5/19

Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History discussed the Princeton & Slavery Project with Melanie Lawson ’76, Journalist and Television News Anchor, at "Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton's Black Alumni."

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Aaron Burr — villain of ‘Hamilton’ — had a secret family of color

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019

The Washington Post, 8/24/19

Aaron Burr Jr., third Vice President of the United States and son of Princeton president Aaron Burr Sr., fathered two children with a woman of color who worked as a servant in his home for several years.

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Association of Black Seminarians Demands Reparations

Posted on: Apr 06, 2019

The Daily Princetonian, 4/3/19

A group of students at the Princeton Theological Seminary is demanding that the institution pay reparations in response to a report it published last year, which details its historical connections to slavery.

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