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Princeton & Slavery (and the Arts)

Princeton University faces its legacy of slavery in a wide-ranging history project that engages the public with art, theater, and more. "History is not the only way to interpret the past," says Martha Sandweiss, the founder and director of the Princeton & Slavery Project. The arts are an integral part of the project, including a new sculpture by artist Titus Kaphar dealing with the sale of slaves owned by an early president of the college, and ten short new plays commissioned through the McCarter Theatre Center. Each play explores a story based on the history of slavery at Princeton, including its legacy today. 

See more at State of the Arts NJ.

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