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Princeton Digs Deep into Its Fraught Racial History

Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

The New York Times, 11/6/17

Princeton University has a long history connected to slavery, which has remained hidden until now.

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Putting the Ghosts of Princeton’s Racial Past Onstage

Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

The New York Times, 11/6/17

The voices of enslaved people can be hard to hear in the archives. But they are front and center in the Princeton & Slavery Plays, a suite of seven 10-minute works that will have their premieres at the McCarter Theater on Nov. 18 and 19.

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How Elite Colleges Can Atone for Their History with Slavery

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

The Washington Post, 11/18/19

The United States’ most elite universities continue to grapple with their historic ties to slavery.

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“We Are Our History”: Confronting the Past and Imagining the Future of Whig-Clio

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

The Daily Princetonian, 2/25/21

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society, colloquially known as Whig-Clio, is the oldest collegiate literary and debate society in the nation. Usually we say this with pride, as an impressive feature that sets us apart. But, like Princeton itself, Whig-Clio’s extensive history means it is wrapped up in the darker sides of American history, too.

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Journal of American History Reviews The Princeton & Slavery Project

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021

Journal of American History, December 2020

"Of all the available examples, the Princeton & Slavery web site offers far and away the most well-developed and best organized of these digital treatments."

Did You Know...?Princeton professors owned slaves as late as 1840. Read More