Martha A. Sandweiss
Martha A. Sandweiss
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Martha A. Sandweiss is an American historian. She is a professor of History at Princeton University, and the author of several books. She is the Founder and Project Director of the Princeton & Slavery Project, a large-scale investigation into Princeton University's historical ties to the institution of slavery.
The Princeton & Slavery Project began with an undergraduate research seminar Sandweiss taught in spring 2013, and has since grown to comprise a website and public programming events in Princeton, New Jersey. The Project website launched on November 6, 2017, and currently includes more than 90 scholarly essays, a digital archive of hundreds of historical sources, video interviews with Princeton University alumni, and other multimedia tools and features. A scholarly symposium presenting Project findings was held in November 2017, beginning with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison and including panels discussing the Project's research and its implications for the study of slavery in the United States. As part of the symposium, the McCarter Theatre in Princeton commissioned and premiered seven original short plays based on collaboration with Project researchers.
- "Martha A. Sandweiss". Department of History. Princeton University. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
- Schuessler, Jennifer (November 6, 2017). "Princeton Digs Deep Into Its Fraught Racial History". The New York Times. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
- "About Princeton & Slavery". The Princeton & Slavery Project. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
- "Princeton and Slavery Symposium explores U.S. history 'writ small,' reveals 'powerful and fruitful' research". Princeton University. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
- Schuessler, Jennifer (November 6, 2017). "Putting the Ghosts of Princeton's Racial Past Onstage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
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