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Princeton Council Endorses Proposed Legislation to Create Reparations for Slavery Task Force

Posted on: Jan 23, 2023, 12/7/2022

Princeton has joined the growing list of towns that have endorsed proposed legislation to establish a state-level task force to study making reparations to African Americans living in New Jersey who are the descendants of slaves.

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Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography

Posted on: May 06, 2021

Princeton University, 3/29/21

In September 2020, the Trustees of Princeton University convened the Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography.

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“We Are Our History”: Confronting the Past and Imagining the Future of Whig-Clio

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

The Daily Princetonian, 2/25/21

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society, colloquially known as Whig-Clio, is the oldest collegiate literary and debate society in the nation. Usually we say this with pride, as an impressive feature that sets us apart. But, like Princeton itself, Whig-Clio’s extensive history means it is wrapped up in the darker sides of American history, too.

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Journal of American History Reviews The Princeton & Slavery Project

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021

Journal of American History, December 2020

"Of all the available examples, the Princeton & Slavery web site offers far and away the most well-developed and best organized of these digital treatments."

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Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson's Name From School

Posted on: Jul 08, 2020

The New York Times, 6/27/20

University trustees concluded that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college."

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