17Results for "1824"
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.
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.
The Potter Family of Prospect and Palmer Houses
Prospect House and Palmer House, both now University properties, have deep links to the Potters—a slaveholding family with strong ties to Georgia as well as to Princeton and the College of New Jersey.
Princeton and the Colonization Movement
Founded and supported by 19th-century Princeton alumni, the American Colonization Society promoted the repatriation of freed slaves to a colony in Africa. Ultimately, however, colonization was more of an intellectual movement for moderately antislavery whites than a practical option for free Black people.
Legislating Slavery in New Jersey
The development of New Jersey’s legal code relating to slavery was marked by internal divisions. Ultimately, slavery was not fully abolished in the state until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865.
"Proceedings of a Meeting Held at Princeton"
A pamphlet describing the establishment of the New Jersey Colonization Society in 1824.
Officers of the New Jersey Colonization Society
New Jersey Colonization Society Officers in 1824. The orange "P" indicates a Princeton affiliate.
An advertisement for Somerville Academy in the New York Evening Post.
Philip Lindsley Portrait
A portrait of Philip Lindsley, acting college president from 1822-1824.
Portrait of John Potter (1765-1849), a Southern slaveholder who purchased the Prospect estate in 1824.