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Vol. LXIV, No. 2
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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REVISING HISTORY? The PULSE (Pride Unity Leadership Sisterhood Esteem of Princeton High School) website features this picture of Princeton’s Mt. Pisgah African American Methodist Episcopal Church, with a description that says it was organized in 1832. Princeton Public Library Special Collections Librarian Terri Nelson says that documentation indicates that there were members as early as 1818. The new Witherspoon-Jackson Genealogy Group will look at this and other questions as they explore the history of African Americans in Princeton.

Witherspoon-Jackson Genealogy Group Looks Forward to Filling in the Gaps

Ellen Gilbert

“We know all about Betsy Stockton,” observed Princeton Public Library’s Terri Nelson recently, speaking of the Princeton slave who become the first female missionary of color to go to Hawaii in 1832. “But no one knows about Cecelia Van Tyne, another former slave, who went to Setra Kroo, Africa as a missionary in 1841.” Both women came home to educate Princeton’s African American children, but Ms. Stockton is the one memorialized with a stained glass window at the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church.

Local Developer and University Students Collaborate on 190 Witherspoon Designs

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton University students in a civil and environmental engineering class featuring design for sustainable development focused on the property at 190 Witherspoon street, making recommendations for energy-efficient designs that would also conserve resources. They presented their findings on Monday to a packed Community Room at the Public Library at an event scheduled as part of the Environmental Film Festival.

Relationship Between Art and Money Subject of Latest Arts Council Exhibit

Dilshanie Perera

A formidable collection of works by Andy Warhol is the centerpiece of “Consumed,” an exhibition about art, money, and consumption at the Arts Council of Princeton. Its opening last Saturday saw a frenzy of activity, with artists and patrons gathering to engage with the material.

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