Student History Conference Session

Date(s) - June 9, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

The Student History Conference, organized by high school students, meets once per month at the Historical Society of Princeton. Its goal is to inspire high schoolers to connect to local developments and apply broad themes of historical trends to Princeton’s past and present. All high school students who are interested in history and racial relations within their community are encouraged to attend. Sign up here:

On June 9th, 2023, students will dive into the history and life of Princeton’s own Paul Robeson. Today, Robeson is considered an influential and celebrated figure in the history of Princeton. However, throughout his childhood, Robeson was faced with mistreatment through segregation and racial bias within his own hometown. As his fame and popularity as a musician and actor grew, he broke strong racial barriers which were pertinent at the time.  After his death, the community that had once shunned him embraced his legacy. 

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