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The Trenton Project Remembers April 9, 1968

April 9, 2018 · 6:00 pm EDT · Artworks, Trenton

Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities and the Humanities Council

For the last three years, The Trenton Project has worked with students and community partners to document Trenton in the 1960s and the civil unrest of April 1968.

April 9th marks the 50th anniversary of what many people call a watershed in Trenton’s history. It was the day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral, and in Trenton it turned into a night of broken windows, arrests, and fires. It was also the night when one young man, Harlan Bruce Joseph, tragically lost his life. For several years, The Trenton Project has looked at these events from many angles, gathered public records, and collected private memories. What happened that night? What did the news reporting get right–and what did it get wrong? What caused the unrest on the streets? And what are its repercussions today?

The public is invited to view clips from a forthcoming documentary film, discuss research findings, and participate in this reframing of Trenton’s history.

Part of the 1968/2018 Cities on the Edge series, co-sponsored by the Humanities Council

Please go to The Trenton Project’s Facebook page for up-to-date information: www.facebook.com/TheTrentonProject

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