Video: Rutgers dedicates Will’s Way, Sojourner Truth Apartments, and James Dickson Carr Library

On October 26, 2017, Rutgers University–New Brunswick dedicated a series of campus landmarks in honor of three African Americans who are part of Rutgers history. The newly named landmarks are Will’s Way (the walkway from the Old Queens building to the Voorhees Mall), named for an enslaved man who laid the foundation of Old Queens in 1808; the Sojourner Truth Apartments, a residential building named for the renowned abolitionist who, as a child, was owned by the family of Rutgers’ first president; and the James Dickson Carr Library, named for Rutgers’ first African-American graduate.

Read the Rutgers Today report about the dedication events: Newly Named Campus Landmarks Honor African Americans Linked to Rutgers History.

Watch the dedication event recorded by RU-tv:

Our students, alumni, and the State of New Jersey should know and be proud of these individuals and their connection to our university. They have contributed to a past that Rutgers can use to chart its course for the future.

Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History