Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Event

I Dreamed I Was Free!

A one man play written and performed by award-winning actor Rich Swingle

Postponed until Spring 2021 – Stay tuned for updates!

Fall 2020 Virtual Fundraiser

America Awakened: A Dialogue with Taylor “Todd” Marrow III

13 October 2020

Dialogue with Taylor "Todd" Marrow III

by Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society

Taylor “Todd” Marrow III with childhood friend and moderator of this event, Jason Harding, in a photo from their teen years.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7 PM EST Virtual Zoom Webinar.

$20 donation required for entry. 

Former Princeton Resident Taylor A. Marrow III, now a Salem, Oregon Professor and new editor of Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s “America Awakened” (newly released in September 2020), returns to his hometown of Princeton for a Zoom webinar fundraiser to speak on issues of race. 

Taylor “Todd” Marrow III, 1990 graduate of Princeton High School, now Associate Professor at Chemeketa College and noted African American historian, talks about his newly edited book “America Awakened, The Anti-Lynching Crusade of Ida B. Wells-Barnett,” his life growing up in Princeton, what motivated his newly edited book and other important aspects of race. The event will be moderated by Pennington School History professor and Marrow’s childhood friend, Jason Harding.

Proceeds will fund the installation of historical plaques in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood that commemorate the rich history of the neighborhood’s African American community.

WJHCS would like to extend a special thank you to the sponsors of this event!

Elizabeth “Betsey” Stockton Sponsors

$1000

Patricia Payne

Studio Hillier

Howard B. Waxwood Sponsors

$500

Callaway Henderson

Sotheby’s

Dawn Collins, Esq.

Iona and Maurice Harding

Sarah Blackwell Harris Sponsors

$250

Charlotte A. Gipson

John Hughes

Hughes Funeral Home

Douglas Palmer

The Pennington School ($300)

Ross Wishnick

Bryan VanZandt Moore Sponsors

$100

Kevin and Patricia McCarthy ($200)

Surinder and Rashma Sharma ($200)

Witherspoon Verse Speaking Choir

Fall 2019 Fundraiser

Green Book: Presentation and Lecture by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

18 September 2019

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