A New Year, A New Name: At Rutgers-New Brunswick, Students Move Into New Apartments Honoring Sojourner Truth

It’s a day Rutgers University-New Brunswick students look forward to for months: college move-in day. But this year, those who are moving into the building at 40 College Avenue, a new apartment building which opened last fall, might notice something different: a name change.

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Nearly 450 students are set to take up residency this year in a building formerly known as College Avenue Apartments – but now called the Sojourner Truth Apartments, honoring the African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist who died in 1881.

“I commend Rutgers for acknowledging something that may be hard to acknowledge, especially a part of …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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