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Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality

June 15, 2023 - August 1, 2023


The nascent Princeton Einstein Museum and the Witherspoon Jackson Historical and Cultural Society have teamed up to create a new traveling exhibit:  “Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality.”

The first of several temporary exhibits to be created with various partners by the Princeton Einstein Museum as it prepares to open in 2026, this show tells the largely unknown story of Einstein’s friendships with and advocacy for African Americans in Princeton and nationally.

It explains the scientist’s courageous actions against racial prejudice, working with many of the most prominent Black leaders of the mid 20th century, from W.E.B.Du Bose to Paul Robeson. The exhibit also illuminates Dr. Einstein’s deep ties to the Witherspoon Jackson neighborhood with recollections of him visiting there by two current Princeton residents.

These stories will also be included in the Einstein Museum’s introduction gallery, providing context to Dr. Einstein’s life in Princeton from 1933 to 1955.

“Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality” was funded by the McCutchen Foundation.


June 15, 2023
August 1, 2023
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Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
(609) 924-9529
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Witherspoon-Jackson Historical & Cultural Society
Princeton Einstein Museum of Science