CDF Newsletter: September 2021


As part of our internal Crafting Democratic Futures communications, we highlight one team’s story every month.

This month, we’re sharing broadly the work of the Rutgers-Newark team.

“Newark boasts an especially lively local-history community, and we are establishing a community research fellows component that will engage institutions and individuals whose research and archival holdings are invaluable to the project,” writes Mark Krasovic, associate professor of history and American Studies, and interim director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers-Newark.

“As we work locally in New Jersey’s largest city, we do so with an eye toward statewide disparities and state-level reparations work, just as we acknowledge and join the reparative work already being performed in Newark. Mayor Ras Baraka and Ryan Haygood have described Newark as a case study of the “Two Americas”: impressive investment in a resurgent downtown on the one hand, and neighborhoods in great need of the same on the other.”

Read more about the Rutgers-Newark Team’s project here.