Trenton’s Urban Renewal and the Struggle for Community
June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, June 14 @ 3:00 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Jordan Antebi, 2019 Recipient of the Paul A. Stellhorn New Jersey History Award
Jordan will present stories from his Stellhorn award-winning thesis “Bridging the Divide: Citizen Participation Versus Urban Renewal and the Struggle for Community,” which studied civic actors in Trenton, NJ who opposed Urban Renewal. Jordan’s thesis chronicles a turbulent time locally and nationally during the 1950s and 60s. Using “documented experiences of ordinary residents and business owners,” this talk will highlight the interconnectedness of a so-called “divided” community and its protests of social engineering.
About the Presenter:
Jordan Antebi was the 2019 recipient of the Paul A. Stellhorn New Jersey History Award, recognizing outstanding undergraduate scholarship and writing about a subject in the state’s history. Jordan, a lifelong Pennington resident, received his A.B. degree in history from Princeton University cum laude in June 2019. His thesis also won the C.O. Joline Prize in American History and the Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community Based Scholarship, as well as the Stellhorn Award.