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Princeton University’s Ties to Slavery Explored During Symposium

Princeton University scholars and students exploring the university's ties to slavery made some radical discoveries recently. Not only did a slave sale take place on campus, but the university's first nine presidents were slaveholders at some point in their lives.

Princeton University Professor of History Martha A. Sandweiss led the Princeton & Slavery Project, according to the school. The project's findings were recently released online, along with over 80 articles, four video documentaries, interactive maps and graphs, and several hundred primary source documents.

This will be the subject of a four days of panels, discussions, performances and other presentations related to the project, from Nov. 16-19. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will speak at a distinguished academic symposium. The symposium is set for Nov. 17-18, with Morrison speaking on Nov. 17.

Read more at Princeton Patch.

Did You Know...?Most of Princeton's founding trustees bought, sold, traded, or inherited enslaved people. Read More