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A Southern Family at Princeton College
Princeton’s reputation as a moderately conservative college with a large proportion of southern students attracted the sons of wealthy slave-owning families such as the Joneses of Liberty County, Georgia.
Princetonians in Georgia
The lives and careers of Princeton’s early students from Georgia, who went on to hold prominent political positions during the colonial and Revolutionary periods, illustrate one of the key paradoxes of American history: the interconnection of slavery and liberty from the time of the country's founding.
"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.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free black community in Princeton.
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
Sketch of the "venomo-salivary" duct of a mosquito
Sketch of a mosquito's "venomo-salivary" duct and glands from George Macloskie's 1888 article in the American Naturalist.
An 1888 map of the United States, noting "God's Blessing Liberty" in the North, and "God's Curse Slavery" in the South.
James C. Johnson with wheelbarrow
James Collins Johnson with his wheelbarrow on campus.