His black female victims are invisible in the darkness until the police officer sees them. But film itself erases their existence by not bothering to show them as human as they truly are. When White supremacy goes unchecked, it becomes this delusional space that illuminates and occupies part of a society like film. For whiteness is the hidden accomplice that fosters the violence one sees onscreen.
For Princeton’s Place has secrets of memories exposed through the current events and police records of a New York city story as its synchronicities emerge to fulfill this haunting tale. Remember, the darkest moment occurs when one must face alone, the self.
“Another story grabs headlines after a shooting at and bombing of a Harlem Pentecostal church leaves six parishioners dead and five wounded (although the number of injured would later rise to 26). Tanisha discusses the tragedy with her editor and fellow reporters, particularly the crumbled note found at the scene that says: “Please forgive me.” This makes the third crime in the same neighborhood with a similar note left behind;”
“We must tell our stories.”
—Dr. Donna Clovis, Outstanding Book Award Winner 2019 for Quantum Leaps in Princeton’s Place.
About the Author
Dr. Donna Clovis is the current Outstanding Book Award Winner in 2019 for NABJ for her first book, Quantum Leaps in Princeton’s Place. She has an earned doctorate from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in Arts and Humanities. Dr. Clovis has also won two journalism fellowships: McCloy Fellowship from the American Council on Germany and Harvard University and a Prudential Fellowship from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The McCloy Fellowship resulted in producing documentary work about Holocaust survivors in Germany, now archived in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Clovis has won a first-place feature-writing award on racial profiling from the National Association of Black Journalists in 1999.