As Stand Against Racism Day nears, here are some lessons, as detailed on the New York Times oped page. At the observance of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the US Civil War, how do we remember it and how does it still influence our thinking about race?

From Ken Burns, “A Conflict’s Acoustic Shadows.”

From Edward Ball, “An American Tragedy.” .

Regarding Stand Against Racism Day, Not in Our Town joins the Princeton YWCA and the Princeton Merchants Association on Friday, April 29 to commit to this motto: “We Stand Against Racism Today — And Every Day.” In addition to the morning demonstration on that day, NIOT is offering signs for posting in store windows.