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Events for Thursday February 18, 2021

Millions of Abolitionists: The Republican Party and the Struggle to Overthrow the Slave Power, 55 Plus Club

Thursday February 18, 2021
10:00 AM

Drawn from my ongoing research on the rise of the Republican Party before the Civil War, the talk will consider how the antislavery movement, across the 1850s, moved from the radical fringe to the very center of American politics. Beginning with some broad discussion of the place of slavery in American life in the 1850s — and the extraordinary power of slaveholders in American politics — the talk will discuss the ascendancy of the new antislavery Republican Party after 1854: what factors, forces, and figures best explain its rapid rise, as well as the revolutionary implications of that rise. In particular, I will look closely at some less familiar moments during the election of 1856 — the first national Republican campaign — as a moment when both these implications became unmistakable.

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Black History Month Bingo, Princeton Family YMCA (Virtual)

Thursday February 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Thursday, February 4th – 25th From 6pm – 7pm ALL

AGES WELCOME! Princeton Family YMCA & Princeton High School’s MSAN Present: “VIRTUAL BLACK HISTORY BINGO”

JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY DURING FEBRUARY FOR A DIFFERENT BLACK HISTORY BINGO THEME EACH WEEK INCLUDING: *INVENTORS (2/4/21) *MUSICIANS (2/11/21) *MOVIE STARS (2/18/21) *LEADERS (2/25/21)

PPS Students Receive Community Service Hours for Participation

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Life in Princeton During the American Revolution

Thursday February 18, 2021
7:00 PM

This talk is based on local historian and author Larry Kidder’s research for his recently published book, entitled Revolutionary Princeton 1774-1783: The Biography of an American Town in the Heart of a Civil War. The discussion will focus on the experiences during those ten years of the Black residents of Princeton and how ideas about enslavement, abolition, rights for free Black people, etc. were changing. The talk will be approximately 30-40 minutes followed by a Q&A.

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