A showing of the film “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m., at the Princeton Public Library. It is being presented by Not in Our Town Princeton in partnership with the library.

In this award-winning documentary film, producer/director Katrina Browne tells the story of her discovery of the slave-trading history of her distinguished New England ancestors. The film records the journey of Katrina and her nine cousins as they retrace the steps of the Triangle Trade and come face-to-face with their family history and legacy. Back home they struggle with how to respond to their new understandings.

The issues Katrina and her cousins struggled with are questions all Americans must confront. The film runs about one hour, followed by a discussion session led by Daphne Hawkes.

Also of great interest for Black History Month:

Whitewash with director Ted Woods.
Whitewash is an acclaimed documentary exploring the complexity of race in America through the struggle and triumph of black surfers. Director Ted Woods will be present to introduce the film and answer questions.
Friday, February 19, 7:30pm, Solley Theater/Arts Council, $5 donation suggested
Sponsored by Bloomberg and J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust

Readings Over Coffee: African-American Authors
Community Room, Library
Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library.
Cecelia Hodges pays tribute to Black History Month by reading African-American stories and poems of resistance. Free.

William D. Carter, III
An Evening of Musical Inspiration featuring Gospel, Classical & Contemporary.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30 p.m., Solley Theater/Arts Council, $20/$15 Members

Mlanjeni’s Magical Theater, Arts Council.
This imaginative show introduces young audiences to traditional African folk music, dance, magic and stories through storytelling and puppetry. FREE
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-2:30 PM

Monday, March 1, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Princeton Public Library Conference Room.
Continuing Conversations on Race & White Privilege, moderated by members of Not in Our Town Princeton. Free. Discussions continue on first Mondays through May.