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Albert Baldwin Dod (1805-1845) was a Princeton professor and a slaveholder at the time of the 1840 census.
James Collins Johnson: The Princeton Fugitive Slave
James Collins Johnson, a fugitive slave freed after an 1843 trial in Princeton, became a prominent figure in town and on campus over the course of his many decades working at the College of New Jersey.
Princeton and Abolition
Princeton’s faculty and students actively opposed abolition, creating a climate of fear and intimidation around the subject during the 19th century. Although some Princeton affiliates were critical of slavery, the institution demonstrated a catastrophic failure of leadership on the greatest moral question of the age.
Joseph Henry and Sam Parker
Joseph Henry spent fourteen years at the College of New Jersey, serving as Chair of Natural History between 1832 and 1846. Sam Parker, his assistant, was a free black man.
The Walter Lowrie House
The 19th-century residents of the historic Walter Lowrie House, John P. Stockton and Paul Tulane, were prominent Princeton residents with connections to southern slavery and the Confederacy. The Lowrie House now serves as the official residence of the president of Princeton University.
Map of Liberia
A map of Liberia showing the Greenville settlement, named after James Green (Class of 1809; did not graduate).
"Death of Professor Dod"
An obituary for Albert Dod, a mathematics professor, slaveholder, and opponent of abolitionism.
Theodore S. Wright
Lithograph portrait of the Rev. Theodore Sedgwick Wright (seminary class of 1828)