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Fundraising for Nassau Hall
Many of the donors and fundraisers who contributed to the construction of Nassau Hall had substantial personal, familial, or business ties to slavery and the slave trade.
Joseph Clark in Virginia (1802-1803)
After a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802, Princeton alumnus Joseph Clark canvassed Virginia on a nine-month fundraising mission. Throughout the trip, Clark relied on the hospitality and financial contributions of fellow Princeton alumni and their connections among Virginia’s slave-owning elite.
Slavery at the President's House
At least five Princeton presidents who served between 1756 and 1822 owned enslaved people who lived, worked—and on one occasion were auctioned off—at the President’s House on campus. During this period, the President’s House was the center of slavery at Princeton.
A Moment in Nassau Hall
In 1783, four somberly dressed men rode into town to petition Congress: End slavery.
Nassau Hall in 1764
"A North-West Prospect of Nassau-Hall, with a Front View of the Presidents House, in New-Jersey."
Thomas Osburn (alias Thomas Hardsburn)
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway servant
Portrait of Gilbert Tennent (1703–1764), Princeton trustee and slaveholder