Trenton Makes Circus
The Trenton Circus Squad connects youth from Trenton with youth from Princeton and other affluent suburbs. The Squad offers young people the tools to flourish as individuals and to strengthen their communities. Our particular focus was the representation of Black kids in a way that is celebratory but with a deep awareness of historical exclusion—from minstrelsy to institutionalized racism. The identity offers a portrait of integration built around values of equality, camaraderie, and service.