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African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
Slavery in the Curriculum
John Witherspoon and Samuel Stanhope Smith’s curriculum emphasized Scottish moral philosophy, providing early Princeton students with a new philosophical framework for opposing slavery even as pro-slavery apologists used the same philosophical concepts to defend the practice of owning slaves.
Colonel Erkuries Beatty and the Business of Slavery in Princeton, New Jersey
Erkuries Beatty (1759-1823), the second mayor of the Borough of Princeton, was one of a tight network of local elites who presided over college, church, and borough governance while continuing to benefit financially from slavery during an era of gradual emancipation.
Princeton’s Founding Trustees
A firm majority of Princeton's founding trustees (sixteen out of twenty-three) bought, sold, traded, or inherited slaves during their lifetimes.
A newspaper notice announcing the establishment of the College of New Jersey in 1746.
Thomas Osburn (alias Thomas Hardsburn)
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway servant
"Brandy ... 100 pipes Brandy"
1803 New York Evening Post ad detailing trustee Robert Lenox's goods from around the globe.
1800 Federal Census Entry for Robert Lenox
1800 Federal Census entry for trustee Robert Lenox.
Manumission Papers for Will
1796 manumission papers for Will, a slave bound in service to trustee Charles Ewing's family.
Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 12/12/18
In late 2017, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. appointed a committee of six persons to prepare a report on the legacy of slavery and racism in the history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The report cites the Princeton & Slavery Project as a primary model.
Princeton & Slavery: A Paradox of American History
Thursday, May 3
6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Presentation and Discussion
Princeton Club of NY (15 West 43rd St.)
The Princeton & Slavery Project: What We Learned and How We Learned It
Saturday, June 2
8:45 to 10 am
McCormick Hall, Room 106