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Henry Kollock (1778-1819) was a Princeton professor, pastor, and slave owner. He appeared in the first fugitive slave narrative: Life of William Grimes, a Runaway Slave.
Cezar Trent, one of the elite free Black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner himself.
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.
Although Princeton president Ashbel Green condemned slavery on moral grounds, his religious convictions did not keep him from owning or hiring enslaved people himself—including at least three who lived and worked in his house on campus.
Moses Taylor Pyne and the Sugar Plantations of the Americas
The financial contributions of Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877), one of Princeton's most prominent benefactors, reveal the complex relationship between Princeton, the American sugar trade, and the slave economy.
Henry Kollock's Property Record
Professor Henry Kollock’s 1815 Land Tax and Property Record.
Essay on Abolitionism
An essay on abolitionism by Charles Hodge (class of 1815), an instructor at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Engraving of theologian and abolitionist Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803).
"Address to the Inhabitants of Jamaica, and Other West-India Islands"
President John Witherspoon's address to slaveholders in the Caribbean, on behalf of the College of New Jersey.
Photo of Noah Long, a bootblack on campus.