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Symposium on "Black Resistance in Historical Perspective" set for Oct. 7

A symposium titled "Black Resistance in Historical Perspective" will concentrate on the place of resistance and protest in the history of African Americans. It will be held in the Frist Campus Center,Multipurpose Room, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

The symposium will examine how this theme relates to African-American women in the 19th century, focusing on the legendary Underground Railroad figure Harriet Tubman; and the political activism in the 20th century of Paul Robeson, a native son of Princeton and a renowned singer and actor.

The participants are:

  • Nell Irvin Painter, Professor of History, Princeton University
  • Clement A. Price, Professor of History, Rutgers University
  • Paul Robeson, Jr., author and lecturer

The moderator is Giles R. Wright, director of the Afro-American history program, New Jersey Historical Commission.

Cosponsors of the symposium are the Historical Society of Princeton; the Institute of Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University; the New Jersey Historical Commission, N.J. Department of State; and the Program in African-American Studies, Princeton University.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is offered in conjunction with the Harriet Tubman-William Still Underground Railroad Walk Across New Jersey , sponsored by the N.J. Department of State.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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