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Princeton Oral History Project Audio Gallery Featuring Stories of Black LGBTQIA Alumni

October 4, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: LGBT Center, Frist Campus Center 247

Join us for an audio gallery show featuring the stories of Black LGBTQIA Princeton alumni from a variety of class years, as part of Thrive. Alumni, students and staff are all welcome to join for the informal reception and audio gallery, and to hear the latest about the Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project, an initiative in which students interview LGBTQIA alumni to learn about their lives, particularly their experiences being LGBTQIA (out and not out) at Princeton, and their perceptions of the climate for LGBTQIA people at Princeton in different points in time. In the summers of 2017 and 2018, the student intern team interviewed over 120 alums, ranging from class of 1955 to class of 2015. Lunch provided.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton BTGALA, the University Archives and the Princeton Histories Fund

Toni Morrison Exhibition

October 3, 8 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
October 4, 8 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
October 5, 9 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library

As the world mourns the passing of Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate in Literature and Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, Princeton University Library (PUL) presents in her memory a selection of first editions, translations, corrected typescripts, and a handwritten first draft of her novels.

The exhibition is a tribute to her profound legacy and impact on writing, culture, and beyond. The materials on display are part of the Toni Morrison Papers, which are permanently housed in PUL’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

Sponsored by Princeton University Library

The Work of Several Lifetimes

October 3-5, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hurley Gallery

“The Work of Several Lifetimes,” an exhibition of new work created over the past year by 2018-19 Hodder Fellow Mario Moore, presents etchings, drawings, and large-scale paintings of Black men and women who work at or around the Princeton University campus in blue collar jobs.

Exhibition catalog is supported by Princeton University’s Campus Iconography Committee.

(In)Visible Walking Tours
On Campus

(In)Visible Princeton is a series of mobile-friendly, themed historical walking tours that incorporate into the university’s historical narrative the stories and experiences of people whose voices have traditionally been excluded. The tours—which feature text, images, audio, videos, and external links—are part of broader efforts overseen by the Campus Iconography Committee to update and diversify the art, iconography, and stories told on campus in a way that is more representative and inclusive of all members (and future members) of the community.

Among the five tours currently available is “Stories of African American Life at Princeton,” featuring ten stories on subjects ranging from the history of slavery on campus to current diversity and inclusion initiatives.  On campus, stickers with QR codes mark the “stops” on each tour.  The stories and accompanying media can be accessed by scanning these codes  using the camera on any mobile device or directly by visiting http://bit.ly/PrincetonBlackHistoryTour online. The full range of stories available in the (In)Visible Princeton project can be accessed at https://bit.ly/PrincetonHistoryTours.

Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy: Wrestling With History

October 5, 2019 3:15 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 50

In April 2016, the University trustees adopted the Report of the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton, which included a recommendation that the administration make a concerted effort to diversify campus art and iconography. A specific recommendation called for the installation of a permanent marker that would educate the campus community and others about both the positive and negative dimensions of Wilson’s complex legacy.  “Double Sights,” created by artist Walter Hood and installed on Scudder Plaza, tries to achieve that goal. University Trustee Brent Henry will introduce the talk. Henry chaired the Wilson Legacy Review Committee, whose recommendations led to the creation of “Double Sights.” In this talk, Michelle Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, will discuss on-going efforts to diversify the Princeton campus, while Hood will lay out his vision and process in creating Double Sights. They will then engage in conversation about how all communities can honestly address painful parts of their collective past without erasing history – and how Princeton hopes to be a leader in such efforts. We will then visit Double Sights on Scudder Plaza, where President Eisgruber will offer remarks. A reception will follow in the Bernstein Gallery, Level A of Robertson Hall, where an exhibit, “In the Nation’s Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited” is on display.

Revealing the African Presence

October 3, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
October 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Princeton University Art Museum

Explore a selection of works on view at the Princeton University Art Museum by Black artists and works that represent Black people in world art. This self-guided tour will be available at the information desk.

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