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Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality
June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Princeton Einstein Museum of Science and the Witherspoon Jackson Historical and Cultural Society host an opening reception for “Albert Einstein: Champion of Racial Justice and Equality.”
The exhibit 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, and his work 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 Einstein’s deep ties to the Witherspoon Jackson neighborhood with recollections of his visits by two current Princeton residents.
The reception and opening remarks will be held in the second floor Newsroom at 6 p.m. prior to the official opening of the exhibit in the Reading Room. Staff from the Princeton Einstein Museum of Science and members of the Witherspoon Jackson Historical Cultural Society will be on hand through 7 p.m. to answer questions and discuss the exhibit.
This is the first of several temporary exhibits to be created with various partners by the Princeton Einstein Museum of Science as it prepares to open in 2026.