Postponed: March 7 Continuing Conversation

Not in Our Town was scheduled to discuss “What’s in a Name,” based on Kobina Aidoo’s documentary “The Neo African Americans,” on Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Princeton Public Library, as part of the “Continuing Conversations on Race” series.

We are cancelling the Not in Our Town event because we have discovered a conflict with another event at the Princeton Public Library. The library is showing two films, Segregation and Integration in Princeton on Monday, March 7, starting at 7 p.m.

We think these two films are of vital importance; they examine key issues that shape Princeton, the town and the university.

The first tells about “The Princeton Plan,” the integration of Princeton’s schools in 1948. This film looks back at the changes that were made, the way Princeton chose to move forward and the reactions and reflections of those who lived through it. It was produced, edited and directed by the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

“Looking Forward: Reflections of Black Princeton Alumni” touches upon five decades of Princeton experiences and features interviews conducted during Princeton University’s Coming Back and Looking Forward Conference in 2006. It was produced, directed, and edited by Melvin McCray, ’74.

Not in Our Town will show an excerpt from Kobina Aidoo’s documentary and discuss it at a “Continuing Conversation on Race” session on April 4 or May 2.

We are truly, deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we want to support the library’s screening of these films.

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