July 31, 2019

Celebrating Council’s Recognition Of the Work of Shirley A. Satterfield

To the Editor:

I write to celebrate the Princeton Council’s recognition of the work of Shirley A. Satterfield in honoring her recently. No recognition is excessive in noting Ms. Satterfield’s history-minding and history-making efforts. She reminds everyone, with robust and consistent attention to the facts, of the history and culture of black people in Princeton.

Her additional contributions are to family, church, the full community, academia, youth, and social justice. I urge all of us, everyone, to renew attention to these concerns, especially in these combative times. Shirley, we say of you (according to Maya Angelou):

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.

Cecelia B. Hodges
Glenview Drive