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Play About Lincoln Heights History Performed
This weekend, a play about the history of Lincoln Heights was performed.
Judy Harvey Ramnauth, who grew up in the neighborhood, wrote the play as a way of passing on oral history passed from generation to generation. The play is told from Judy's perspective as a 9 year-old in the 60s. It's set during a time when the Civil Rights movement was in full swing and Lincoln Heights was still cultivating its own identity.
"There is so much positive about Lincoln Heights, so much history about Lincoln Heights that people do not know," said Harvey Ramnauth.
"One thing about it, this was a black community, black owned, all the businesses were owned by African-Americans so we wanted everyone to know where they came from," she added.
There was a special guest at the performance of the play Saturday night. Reverend Canon Francis arrived in Lincoln Heights in the 60s and played a key role in integrating Princeton and Lincoln Heights School Districts. He was a priest at St. Simeons Church. He came all the way from his native Bermuda Saturday night to see the play and receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.