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Princeton and South Carolina
Princeton alumni from South Carolina owned successful plantations, large numbers of slaves, and served as leaders in the Confederate cause during the Civil War.
Of Princeton's more than 160 endowed professorships and lectureships, four honor men who derived their fortunes from slave labor or contributed to the legacy of slavery in New Jersey and the United States.
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 and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
A portrait of James Madison (class of 1771) by John Vanderlyn.
Newspaper report of the nation’s first colonization meeting, held at Princeton on November 6, 1816.
"30 Dollars Reward" for John Killman
1816 advertisement for a runaway slave named John Killman.
"Negro Girl" to be sold by Elijah Slack
A slave sale advertised by Princeton Professor Elijah Slack.