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Princeton's Slaveholding Presidents
Princeton’s first nine presidents all owned slaves at some point in their lives. Though widely considered to be forward-thinking religious, intellectual, and political leaders in the 18th and 19th centuries, they failed to align their practices with their ideals—embodying the tensions between liberty and slavery that characterized American life from the colonial period to the Civil War.
James Madison, Princeton alumnus and fourth President of the United States, held contradictory views on slavery throughout his life—arguing that slavery was incompatible with Revolutionary principles even as he owned over one hundred slaves on his Virginia plantation, brought enslaved people to the White House, and ultimately sold them for personal profit.
Joseph Clark in Virginia (1802-1803)
After a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802, Princeton alumnus Joseph Clark canvassed Virginia on a nine-month fundraising mission. Throughout the trip, Clark relied on the hospitality and financial contributions of fellow Princeton alumni and their connections among Virginia’s slave-owning elite.
Tracing Princeton’s Connections to Slavery: An Archivist’s View
The work of collecting and organizing primary source material on Princeton’s connections to slavery required coordinated efforts of faculty, students, and library staff. This essay highlights some of the ways Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library staff have provided valuable specialized knowledge for the Princeton & Slavery Project.
James Carnahan, the College of New Jersey’s longest-serving president (1823-1854), was a slave-owner and a director of the American Colonization Society of New Jersey. Records show that Carnahan owned slaves in 1820, just before assuming the presidency, and that free African Americans resided in his household into the 1850s.
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."
Birth certificate for Jim, son of Phebe
1809 certificate detailing the birth of Jim, son of trustee John Van Cleve's slave Phebe.
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.
Como esta universidade nos EUA se relaciona com o passado escravocrata
Em 2013, uma docente criou uma disciplina para estudar a relação de Princeton com a escravidão nos Estados Unidos. Em 2017, instituição lançou um site sobre o tema.
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.
New Work by American Artist Titus Kaphar to Be Unveiled November 8th
Princeton University Art Museum Press Release, 10/12/2017
A new sculpture by leading American artist Titus Kaphar will be installed in front of Princeton University’s Maclean House.
Making History Visible: Faculty Roundtable on Art and Visualizing the American Nation
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2 PM
McCormick 101, Princeton University
"Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories": A Documentary Film by Melvin McCray '74
Friday, November 17 & Sunday, November 19
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street
"The Princeton & Slavery Plays"
November 18-19, 2017
McCarter Theatre (Berlind Theatre)
Keynote Address by Toni Morrison
Friday, November 17, 2017
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University
The Princeton & Slavery Symposium
The Princeton & Slavery Project will celebrate its public launch November 17-18 with a scholarly symposium.
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.
Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium - Welcome and Project Overview
Professor Martha A. Sandweiss presents an overview of the Princeton & Slavery Project at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium held in November 2017.
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.
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.
Panel 1 - Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium
"Some of What We've Learned," a panel presentation at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.
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.
Panel 2 - Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium
"How the Princeton & Slavery Project Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities and Slavery," 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.