This is a repeat of a program originally presented Sept. 30.
Historical Society of Princeton’s Curator of Collections and Research, Stephanie Schwartz; Executive Director, Izzy Kasdin; and members of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society engage in a conversational exploration of 10 historic documents from Princeton. Participants will dive deeply into each document, reading it closely, getting to know its historical context, and understanding how it illuminates the history of racism in America, as it played out in Princeton. Documents will touch on histories of slavery, discrimination, school and housing segregation, and resistance, revealing the origins of the ongoing struggle for equity, diversity, and inclusion. This is a guided investigation of the documentary remains of Princeton’s past, shining a light on the historical process as well as how and what stories are preserved. Come ready to explore, ask questions, and discuss. As this is a discussion-based program, space is limited. Sessions will not be recorded.
Presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Princeton and the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society.