Author Toni Morrison Delivers Keynote at Princeton Slavery Symposium
Author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who received an honorary degree from Princeton University in 2013, returned to deliver a keynote address during the school's Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium Friday.
The university hosted the symposium following the release of a years-long project that dives into its history with slavery. Researchers found that the first nine presidents of Princeton owned slaves, and that a slave sale was held on campus after the university's fifth president, Samuel Finley, died.
Morrison's address was part of a series of events running through Sunday on campus.