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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.
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.
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.
Henry Kollock (1778-1819) was a Princeton professor, pastor, and slave owner. He appeared in the first fugitive slave narrative: Life of William Grimes, a Runaway Slave.
Cezar Trent, one of the elite free Black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner himself.
Grave of Jonathan Edwards Sr.
Grave of Princeton president Jonathan Edwards Sr. in the Princeton Cemetery.
Statue of Joseph Henry
Statue of Joseph Henry outside of Princeton's Frist Campus Center.
Population of Kentucky, 1790-1860
Though the number of slaves increased in Kentucky from 1790-1860, slaves decreased as a percentage of the population from 1830 onwards.
W. E. B. DuBois's "Open Letter to Woodrow Wilson"
Open letter to United States President Woodrow Wilson from African American scholar and civil rights activist W. E. B. DuBois. In the letter, DuBois comments on Wilson's "peculiar lack of personal acquaintance with individual black men."
James M. Priest
Portrait of James M. Priest, Vice President of Liberia from 1864-68. Priest was born a slave in Kentucky and emigrated to Liberia with the American Colonization Society.
Princeton & Slavery Project Digs Deep into Town’s Past
Town Topics, 10/11/2017
Project explores Princeton's connection with slavery.
Princeton Public Library to Host Author Sharon Draper on October 24th
Sharon Draper will discuss her historic novel Copper Sun.
Toni Morrison Praises Princeton & Slavery Project Research
Planet Princeton, 11/27/17
Morrison gave a keynote address at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.
The Princeton & Slavery Project Will Host a Scholarly Symposium Nov. 17-18
Scholars will discuss newly unearthed stories about Princeton’s historical engagement with the institution of slavery.
Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 12/12/18
In late 2017, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. appointed a committee of six persons to prepare a report on the legacy of slavery and racism in the history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The report cites the Princeton & Slavery Project as a primary model.
“The Princeton & Slavery Plays”: A Post-Show Community Conversation
Monday, November 20, 2017
Princeton Public Library
Creating Art from Primary Historical Sources
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Princeton Public Library
Artist Talk: Titus Kaphar
Thursday, November 16, 2017
McCosh 10, Princeton University
Making History Visible: Faculty Roundtable on Art and Visualizing the American Nation
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2 PM
McCormick 101, Princeton University
Open Archives: Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit
Monday, October 30, 2017
Princeton Public Library
Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories
Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories is a 55 minute documentary written and edited by Melvin McCray (Class of 1974) and produced by McCray and Martha A. Sandweiss on the occasion of the Princeton & Slavery Project symposium in November 2017.
The Princeton & Slavery Plays, Part I: Under the Liberty Trees
Interviews and clips from "Under the Liberty Trees," by Emily Mann, which premiered at the McCarter Theatre in November 2017 as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium.
The Princeton & Slavery Plays, Part II: The Torch
Interviews and clips from "The Torch," by Nathan Alan Davis, which premiered at the McCarter Theatre in November 2017 as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium.
The Princeton & Slavery Plays, Part III: Elizabeth
Interviews and clips from "Elizabeth," by Dipika Guha, which premiered at the McCarter Theatre in November 2017 as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium.
The Princeton & Slavery Plays, Part IV: James Johnson
Interviews and clips from "James Johnson," by Regina Taylor, which premiered at the McCarter Theatre in November 2017 as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium.
Panel 1 - Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium
"Some of What We've Learned," a panel presentation at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.
Panel 3 - Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium
"How the Princeton & Slavery Project Changes Our Understanding of American History and Poses a Challenge to Historical Commemoration," a panel presentation at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.
Princeton, Slavery & Me
Students from Brian Herrera's course "Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery & Me," performing at the Arts Council of Princeton Community Stage.
Impressions of Liberty
Artist Titus Kaphar's art installation, Impressions of Liberty, on display outside the Maclean House on the Princeton University campus in November and December 2017.
Toni Morrison Keynote
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's keynote speech and conversation with Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at the Princeton & Slavery Symposium in November 2017.