- Friday, Dec 18, 2020Princeton senior Kiara “KiKi” Gilbert has been named a 2021 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship seeks to promote strong relations between the United Kingdom and the United States by offering intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders. The scholarship covers the cost of two years of graduate study in the UK at a university of the recipient’s choice.
- Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
Reading is just one aspect of allyship, and it certainly is not the final step. Use these resources for good. Discuss them with others. Share them. Listen to your black friends, black co-workers, and black peers. Take action. Donate. Take an AAS class. Send emails. Have difficult conversations. Protest.
- Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020Boseman's influence extended beyond the industry. Through all of his movies he inspired moviegoers around the world, challenging preconceived ideas about who we could be. The countless stories of Black children elated by seeing Black Panther on screen reflect the power and potential of cinema. Boseman represented that power and that potential.
- Friday, Sep 11, 2020Minister, activist, and Princeton University scholar Nyle Fort discusses reimagining a post-pandemic America.
- Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
Minister, activist, and Princeton University scholar Nyle Fort discusses the pursuit of economic justice as civil rights and previews his upcoming broadcast episode on The Open Mind.
[Originally published on August 6, 2020 via The Open Mind on PBS]
- Thursday, Jul 30, 2020Nyle Fort Corresponds with His Nephew
- Monday, Jun 29, 2020University trustees concluded that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college,” Princeton’s president said on Saturday.
- Monday, Jun 8, 2020Between the coronavirus and police killings, Black communities are coping with seemingly endless grief. The absence of funerals during the pandemic has been particularly devastating to a culture in which collective mourning plays a vital role.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Princeton seniors Matthew Oakland and Olivia Ott have been awarded two of the University’s highest awards for graduating students. Oakland, of Elk Grove, California, has been given the Frederick Douglass Service Award. Ott, of Hailey, Idaho, received the Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Prize.
- Thursday, May 21, 2020In 1911, the Baltimore Afro-American(link is external) reported that a Philadelphia African American man declared Cambridge, Maryland “not a prosperous field for a street preacher.” The man arrived in Cambridge at the end of September and “expound[ed] the Word to the many who frequent[ed] Water street and its environments.” Unfortunately, “he found that his collections [only] amounted to 64 cents the first week.” The unnamed street preacher had struggled to pay his rent in Philadelphia and came to Cambridge for a fresh start but faced similar challenges in his new city, as those who passed him by deemed him a beggar, or worse, a nuisance. Spending additional hours on the street corner in Cambridge, as he had done in the city of Brotherly Love, “he made an extra effort to have the populace increase this magnificent sum, and was rewarded with just enough to make $1.” His earnings were not enough to cover his rent, but it procured him a ticket back home to Philadelphia. 1(link is external)