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John Anthony Simmons
John Anthony Simmons (1802-1868) was a former slave, abolitionist, businessman, philanthropist, and prominent member of the Princeton community.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free Black community in Princeton.
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.
African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
Erased Pasts and Altered Legacies: Princeton’s First African American Students
In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, several African American men attended Princeton as graduate students. Princeton president Woodrow Wilson’s administration may have attempted to erase their presence from institutional memory, creating an inaccurate historical justification for excluding black students from the university.
"Princeton – Old and New"
James Waddel Alexander's book Princeton – Old and New, published in 1898.
Anthony Simmons's House
House purchased by free Black businessman Anthony Simmons in 1847. Artist, athlete, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson was born in this house in 1898.
A postcard depicting the undergraduate housing on Nassau Street that Moses Taylor Pyne financed, now the site of retail stores.
Garrett Cochran in uniform
Photograph of Garrett Cochran (class of 1898) in uniform. Cochran served as a Lieutenant in Field Artillery during World War I.