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  • Tags: African Americans

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Emily Mann reflects on her highly successful 30 years as Artistic Director at McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Emily speaks about her experiences first coming to Princeton and how things have changed since then. As Mara Isaacs and Emily reflect on…

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Ruth Miller moved from Canada to Princeton in 1970 with her husband and young sons. Tragically, in 1972, she lost her husband. Her youngest son was just old enough to enroll at UNOW. Not only did the school provide full-time care, which Ruth now…

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Ida Belle Dixon, celebrating her 100th birthday in 2019, shares recollections of growing up in Georgia and moving to Princeton in high school. She recounts stories of taking care of children throughout her life and shares some changes she has seen in…

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By law, Francesca Benson (then Stonaker) had to stop teaching when she adopted her children. In 1969, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), and was soon drawn into a committee tasked with setting…

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Victory Chase moved to the Princeton area in 1969 and soon became involved with the central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.). As well as attending consciousness-raising sessions with fellow feminists, she volunteered…

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Mark Rosso has lived in Princeton nearly his whole life. He discusses his family’s history coming to and working in the area, and his happy childhood attending school and growing up in Princeton in the 1960s and 1970s. He shares remembrances of JFK’s…

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Janet Stern and Doretta Gallucci met in the late 1990s through their work at the Arts Council of Princeton. The pair discuss the history of the ACP and the process of getting the current ACP building approved, including the difficult process of…

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Bernard Miller attended Pennsylvania State University and came to Princeton in 1957 to work at the nearby Radio Corporation of America laboratory after seven years as an active-duty Air Force officer. Prior to arriving in Princeton, Bernard taught…
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