group at vigilMore than 400 people gathered in Palmer Square to pray and inveigh about the Charleston massacre. Led by NiOT member Shelley Krause, we ended the evening in song, including  ‘Ella’s Song,’ originally performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock and based on the words of civil rights activist Ella Baker.

NiOT has scheduled a special session of Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege for Monday, July 6, 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

Ella’s Song chorus – (We who believe in freedom shall not rest until …)

Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons