Panel Discussion: Retrieving the Overlooked History of Black Artists in Princeton and Trenton in the Later 20th Century

Learn about oral history and how it relates to local history, art, and the history of race in our cities.  


  • Shirley Satterfield, founder of the Witherspoon-Jackson Cultural and Historical Society 

  • Lawrence Hilton, collector of African American art and longtime member of the art and music community in Trenton, New Jersey

  • Stephanie Schwartz, Curator of Collections and Research, Historical Society of Princeton

  • Margaret O’Reilly, Director, New Jersey State Museum

  • Aubrey Kauffman, Trenton-based artist and photographer, and former president, Trenton Artists Workshop Association  

Moderated by curators Rhinold L. Ponder and Judith K. Brodsky, this discussion will also feature video clips of interviews with Wendell T. Brooks and other artists, collectors, and community members.  

Organized by the Arts Council of Princeton and cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, this panel will accompany the exhibition Retrieving the Life and Art of James Wilson Edwards and a Circle of Black Artists, on view from October 14 through December 3 at the Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Arts Center. 

Closed captioning is computer generated.