The Historical Society of Princeton sponsors several lecture and panel events throughout the year, as part of the Lewis B. Cuyler Annual Meeting Lecture Program, the Speaking of History series, and others. Check back often for ways you can learn from and engage in conversation with local scholars of history!

The Green Book: Princeton and Travel in Jim Crow America
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Americans of African descent have historically experienced discrimination with travel and public accommodation, especially before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To help navigate a safe and pleasant trip, guide books were published for the African-American traveler. Of the dozen or more that were created in the 20th century, the most successful of these was The Green Book, published by Victor H. Green. In print from 1936 to 1966-7, Princeton’s own history during this era is illustrated by what was listed in The Green Book and what was not.

Join us for a presentation by Don Stryker, Board Member, Not in Our Town Princeton.


Speaking of History

This event series aims to foster civil dialogue around contemporary issues that beg a historical context and perspective.

Past Events:

October 16, 2019: Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon

August 8, 2019: “Green Oval” Digital Tour

April 1, 2019: What is Oral History?

March 12, 2019: Project Apollo: Origins, Missions, and the Legacy

February 9, 2019: The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

October 18, 2018: Princeton Plan Panel Discussion

September 12, 2017: Memory and History: The Meaning and Future of Monuments in the Aftermath of Charlottesville