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When the Dust Settles – How a Community Turns Awareness into Action

ISSUE #5 – July 15, 2020

Editor’s Note

Movements for civil rights are not new. They date back generations, even centuries. In recent decades, the United States has seen cries for help, with protests breaking out around the country over police brutality and racial injustice. The movements start and then they seem to lose steam. Most people go back to their lives – until the next time.

In late May, George Floyd was killed in police custody. The horrifying moment, caught on video, went viral. The protests that started in Floyd’s hometown of Minneapolis quickly spread across the state, the country and the world. This time, people seem to be engaged in a different way.
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The Pulse of Princeton: What needs to change in Princeton today to combat racism?

Teachers, parents, civic leaders, and more…Black voices share their perspectives.
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  • Knowing Justice, Knowing Peace by Reverend Lukata Mjumbe - On June 1, 2020, I stood with thousands of students and Princeton area residents in front of the Princeton University campus. We joined with a diverse movement of people across the country… Read more...
  • The Municipal Reaction to Racism by Lisa Jacknow - According to Federal census records, in 1838 the twelve last known slaves were recorded in Princeton Township, NJ. As they and the slaves before them gained their freedom, they began to settle… Read more...
  • Schools in Princeton: Their Roles in Combatting Racism by Lisa Jacknow - Princeton University (PU) made national headlines in late June, as it officially removed the name of Woodrow Wilson from its School of Public and International Affairs and its residential college. Though he… Read more...
  • Five Point Guide to White Allyship by Robt Seda-Schreiber - This is a pivotal moment in our nation's history. Inarguably a dark moment indeed but one rife with potential & promise as well. We face both the pandemic of the Coronavirus &… Read more...