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Philip Lindsley: Princeton’s Acting President
In 1824, Philip Lindsley—a pioneer of education in the antebellum period—delivered one of the most forceful condemnations of slavery in Princeton’s history. After relocating to the South, however, Lindsley gradually abandoned his antislavery principles, owning slaves himself and defending the institution as beneficial to enslaved people.
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.
Navigating Slavery: Robert F. Stockton and the Limits of Antislavery Thought
Robert Field Stockton, a naval officer and supporter of the American Colonization Society, embodied the College of New Jersey’s struggle—and eventual failure—to reconcile the cruelties of slavery with a desire to encourage harmony between the North and South.
Betsey Stockton (1798?-1865), enslaved as a child in the household of Princeton president Ashbel Green, became a prominent and respected educator in Princeton, Philadelphia, and the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawai'i).
"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.
Founding Members of the New Jersey Colonization Society
Database listing the founding members of the NJCS and their affiliations with Princeton.