“Albert Einstein” Exhibit at West Windsor Public Library
“ROBESON BEFRIENDS EINSTEIN”: One of the panels from “Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality,” on view at the West Windsor Library through September 28. The exhibit will go on the road through mid-2024.
Following its launch at the Princeton Public Library this summer, “Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality” is going on the road through mid-2024.
The exhibit is a joint project between the nascent Princeton Einstein Museum of Science (PEMS) and the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS) and details Albert Einstein’s relationships with local African American residents and many of the most prominent Black leaders of the mid-20th century.
Funded by the McCutchen Foundation, the exhibit consists of 11 panels of text and images. It is now on view at the West Windsor Library through September 28.
Upcoming tour venues and dates include The Jewish Center Princeton, November 19-December 20; Plainsboro Public Library, January 2-27; New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, February; Montgomery Public Library, March; and Monmouth Country Jewish Heritage Museum, Freehold, April 1–June 30.
WJHCS president Shirley Satterfield, a lifelong resident of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood and a childhood acquaintance of Einstein, said, “The mainstream press in the mid-20th century reported on nearly everything Einstein did, except for his involvement with the African American community. Our exhibit highlights this largely unknown aspect of his life.”
PEMS president Elizabeth Romanaux said, “We are proud to team up with the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society to present this important exhibit at the West Windsor Public Library. When it opens in 2026, ours will primarily be a science museum, but visitors will need some context about Einstein’s time in New Jersey. They’ll find it in an introductory gallery which will include information about his life, including his friendships in the African American community.”
For more information, visit princetoneinsteinmuseum.org.