2009 Coming Back, Moving Forward Conference for Black Princeton Alumni

Cornel West at 2009 Coming Back conference

Some 650 alumni, faculty, staff and guests gathered on campus for an engaging and emotional weekend of reconnecting with the University and one another during the Coming Back & Moving Forward conference, October 22-24, 2009.

If you were unable to attend, or want to relive the excitement:

  • View videos from special moments of the weekend, including:

    • Remarks by Robert K. Durkee ’69, Vice President and Secretary of Princeton University, citing the significance of the conference in the history of the University;

    • A conversation with President Shirley M. Tilghman, in which she speaks on the current state of the University and her vision for coming years;

    • Keynote addresses by Michael Eric Dyson *93, Cornel West *80 h76 h94, and Eddie Glaude *97 h83.

  • Watch the documentary, Looking Forward: Reflections of Black Princeton Alumni, created by Melvin McCray ’74 based on alumni interviews from the 2006 conference.

  • View candid photos from the conference weekend on a site that allows you to share photos with friends and order keepsake copies.

  • Order the group photo taken on the steps of Blair Arch.

  • Add your information to the Black Princeton Alumni Directory, hosted by the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. This opt-in, searchable online database resource for the community will include updated contacts and career information.