212Results for "1865"
Bruce Wright’s Exclusion from Princeton University
Bruce Wright, future member of the New York Supreme Court, was accepted into Princeton in the mid-1930s. His offer of admission was revoked when he arrived on campus and administrators learned that he was African American.
"The Celebrated Alexander Dumas Watkins": Princeton's First Black Instructor
Alexander Dumas Watkins (1855-1903), a self-taught biologist, conducted significant scientific research alongside Princeton University professors from the 1880s until his death in 1903. Despite holding no formal academic position, Watkins worked in Princeton’s laboratories and taught courses as the University’s first Black instructor—and the last until the 1950s.
Princeton and the Confederacy
Hundreds of Princeton alumni served the Confederacy as soldiers, officers, and political leaders. Yet Princeton’s close involvement with the Confederate States of America has received surprisingly little scholarly attention until recently.
The Civil War Comes to Princeton in 1861
Tensions between Unionist and Secessionist students reached their peak in 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War.
Princeton and the Civil War
The Civil War divided Princeton as well as the United States along regional lines, complicating the university’s patriotic history of wartime service as students and alumni fought in both the Union and Confederate forces.
African American Soldiers at Camp Nelson
African-American troops at Camp Nelson, the site of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge’s confrontation with General Fry about returning runaway slaves.
The Mississippi Convention Viewed by a Tribune Correspondent
An engraving of the Mississippi secession convention of 1861.
Portrait of Betsey Stockton, a former slave who served as a missionary and teacher in the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii).
"Dumas Watkins" Prison Admission Record
Prison admission record for "Dumas Watkins," sentenced to 2 years and 6 months at New York's Sing Sing Prison in 1874.
Bruce Wright in 2001
Bruce Wright at Class Day, June 4, 2001.
Princeton Confronts Its Slave-Owning Past with an 'Anti-Monument'
The Huffington Post, 11/28/17
Titus Kaphar's work for the Princeton & Slavery Project tells a story of buried history.