Princeton Public Library

The Princeton Plan: 70 Years of School Integration


2018 marks 70 years since Princeton integrated its schools using what has become known as “the Princeton Plan for School Reorganization” in 1948. Under the Princeton Plan’s the all-white Nassau Street School became the Borough’s sole integrated elementary school, while the African-American Witherspoon School for Colored Children was converted into an integrated middle school.

This exhibition, presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, explores the local impact and national reverberations of the Princeton Plan.

Princeton Room

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street

Open: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm