Student Presentations, Trenton-Princeton Research Projects

Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 1:30 pm

Student Presentations, Trenton-Princeton Research Projects

Carl Fields Center, Multipurpose Room, Princeton University

Professors Purcell Carson, Alison Isenberg, and Rob McGreevey invite you to join us for student research presentations focusing on the Trenton-Princeton region in the 1930s-1970s, combining the HIS 393 Seminar at The College of New Jersey, and URB 202/HIS 202 at Princeton University. The event is free and open to members of the university and college communities and their guests. We ask for the courtesy of an RSVP sent to Jacquelyn Walsh at for planning purposes--include your name, institutional affiliation, and email address. Please contact Alison Isenberg (, 609-258-2205) with questions. Each panel will include a 10-15 minute discussion. The students look forward to your feedback, which they will be able to use in their final revisions.

1:30-2:30 Contested ground: discrimination in housing and policing

Trapped Between: City-Sanctioned Racial Discrimination in Trenton's Public and Private Housing Supply, 1938-1963 Rosie Driscoll "Thoughtless Action" and "Unwritten Law": Methods of and Response to Housing Discrimination and Intimidation in Trenton, 1950-1959 Conor Reid

Reshaping and Remapping Urban Public Housing: John Fitch Way, Trenton, NJ, 1962-1965

Jennifer Naranjo

The Police in Context: Brutality, Trenton, and the 1960s

Jack Lohmann A Riot after the Report: The Lilley Commission and New Jersey Government Approaches to Civil Unrest in 1968

Spencer Parts

2:30-3:40 Schools: upward mobility for all? The Policy and Philosophy of Education: The TCU and the Desegregation of Trenton Schools, 1944-1955 Kevin Moncayo

Keeping with the Philosophy of Education: Examining Dr. Paul Loser's Impact on the Trenton School District, 1940-1947 Justine Thomas

Trenton Central High: The Role of the High School in the Citywide Conflicts of 1967/1968

Andie Ayala Gender, Race, and Class in 1960s Trenton Central High School

Tylor Johnson

The Rhetoric of Diversity: An analysis of the language used to attract black, low-income young men to the Princeton Summer Studies Program

Sarah Sakha

College Confidential: An Inside Look at the Princeton Summer Studies Program of 1964

Briana Payton

3:40-4:30 Trenton’s hopes as shaped by race, religion, ethnicity, class Hero or Typical Teen? An Examination of Harlan Joseph's Life and Legacy in Light of His Death

Talya Nevins

Life after Death: Community Organizing before and after the April 1968 Trenton Riots

Emmy Bender "That Red, White and Blue is Our Flag Too": Puerto Rican Organization in Trenton 1960-1979 Amelia Zurcher

Exodus? A Case Study of Cooperation and Tolerance in Trenton’s Jewish Community, 1950-2006

Jordan Antebi

Thanks to 250th Fund, the Digital Learning Lab, Urban Studies program, History Department, CBLI, and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University; and to the History Department and Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research at The College of New Jersey. We particularly thank the archivists’ generosity to our students: Laura Poll, Trentoniana Room, Trenton Public Library; Dan Linke and Sarah Logue of Mudd Library, Steve Knowlton at Firestone Library, Princeton University; and to the numerous individuals who agreed to be interviewed, and who shared memorabilia with us.

Carl Fields Center, Multipurpose Room