Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography
Princeton University, 3/29/21
In September 2020, the Trustees of Princeton University convened the Ad Hoc Committee on Principles to Govern Renaming and Changes to Campus Iconography. The trustee-level ad hoc committee ... was charged “with developing general principles to govern questions about when and under what circumstances it might be appropriate for the University to remove or contextualize the names and representations of historical individuals honored on the Princeton campus.”
... The committee spent some time discussing the potential uses of explanatory plaques, historical markers or sculpture, and sponsored scholarly projects. We believe that the most successful such endeavor was Professor Martha Sandweiss’s "Princeton and Slavery Project". Many members of our community cited the Sandweiss initiative as a model for the future.