19Results for "1890"
Of Princeton's more than 160 endowed professorships and lectureships, four honor men who derived their fortunes from slave labor or contributed to the legacy of slavery in New Jersey and the United States.
Moses Taylor Pyne and the Sugar Plantations of the Americas
The financial contributions of Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877), one of Princeton's most prominent benefactors, reveal the complex relationship between Princeton, the American sugar trade, and the slave economy.
Princeton and Slavery: Holding the Center
Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined.
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.
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.
Illustration depicting posters for "Miscellaneous Organizations" at Princeton, including minstrel shows, published in the Bric-a-Brac in 1890.
"The Unsung Hero"
Illustration and poem about former slave and campus vendor James Collins Johnson in the student publication, The Tiger.
James C. Johnson on Cannon Green
James Collins Johnson with his wheelbarrow and dog on Cannon Green.
James C. Johnson and Young Man
Photograph of James Collins Johnson and unknown young man, beside Johnson's wheelbarrow.
Database of Endowed Professorships
A database listing Princeton professorships endowed before 1890, or those which honor someone who lived before that time.