History Meets Theater
In 2013, Martha Sandweiss, history professor at Princeton University, taught a class about Princeton's history with slavery, which she thought would be one-time thing. With help from the university’s humanities council, the endeavor grew from a one-time class to a comprehensive resource known as The Princeton & Slavery Project. Sandweiss says that early on in the project, she realized community partners would add an impact and create a broader conversation because other outlets can explore Princeton’s history with slavery in ways historians cannot. Thus coinciding with the project is a series of events with the project’s community partners, including performances of short plays about Princeton's history with slavery at McCarter Theatre, Nov. 19.