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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.
Princeton and South Carolina
Princeton alumni from South Carolina owned successful plantations, large numbers of slaves, and served as leaders in the Confederate cause during the Civil War.
White Supremacy at the Commencement of 1836
Princeton student Thomas Ancrum attacked black abolitionist minister Theodore Wright during the commencement of 1836. The incident exposed the commitment to white supremacy among college students and officials.
Princeton Students Attempt to Lynch an Abolitionist
In September 1835, a crowd of students descended on Princeton’s African American neighborhood to apprehend an abolitionist. The assault underscored the presence on campus of a large number of students committed to slavery and white supremacy.
"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.
Cliosophic Society Members
Members of Princeton's Cliosophic Society.
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer
Drawing of Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808-1860), a Presbyterian clergyman and member of the Princeton Theological Seminary's Board of Directors.