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Princeton and Slavery: See, Do, Learn

The public unveiling of the Princeton & Slavery Project’s scholarly research is part of a larger community-wide effort to reflect on the legacy of slavery through the lenses of visual art, film, theater, history, and education. “There are so many ways to learn about the past, and there are so many ways to understand the past,” says Princeton history professor Martha A. Sandweiss, the project’s director.

In addition to the website, public outreach includes:

  • The Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium, Nov. 17-18, 2017
  • “Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories,” a documentary film
  • “The Princeton & Slavery Plays,” seven 10-minute plays
  • An art installation, “Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes,” at the Princeton University Art Museum
  • Impressions of Liberty, a new sculpture on the front lawn of Maclean House in Princeton University by artist Titus Kaphar
  • Programming at the Princeton Public Library
  • Lesson plans based on the research integrated into the local high school curriculum

Read more at Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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