11Results for "1908"
Integrating Princeton University: Robert Joseph Rivers
Robert Joseph Rivers (class of 1953) was one of Princeton’s first black undergraduate students and one of the first two black members of the Board of Trustees. While in town and on campus, Rivers witnessed firsthand Princeton’s legacy of privileging the comfort of white southern students over racial justice.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Princeton’s Fugitive Slaves
Princeton residents published at least 28 newspaper advertisements for runaway slaves between 1774 and 1818. Each tells a unique story of courage and resistance in the face of tremendous odds.
Princeton and Abolition
Princeton’s faculty and students actively opposed abolition, creating a climate of fear and intimidation around the subject during the 19th century. Although some Princeton affiliates were critical of slavery, the institution demonstrated a catastrophic failure of leadership on the greatest moral question of the age.
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.
Gravesite of Francis Makemie
Illustration of the statue erected at Presbyterian minister Francis Makemie's gravesite in Accomack County, Virginia.
Witherspoon School post-1908
Photograph of the Witherspoon School on Quarry Street, built in 1908.