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Betsey Stockton (1798?-1865), enslaved as a child in the household of Princeton president Ashbel Green, became a prominent and respected educator in Princeton, Philadelphia, and the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawai'i).
Princetonians in Virginia
The College of New Jersey attracted large numbers of Virginia students in the 18th and 19th centuries, contributing to Princeton’s reputation as a school for southerners. This essay focuses on three students from Virginia whose careers as clergymen and educators reflected evolving arguments about slavery and emancipation from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.
What Princeton Owes to Firestone’s Exploitation of Liberia
Forced labor in Liberia built the Firestone fortune—and transformed Princeton. The story of Firestone, Liberia, and Princeton reveals how racist exploitation entangled and enriched Nassau Hall in the century that followed the U.S. Civil War.
Firestone Donations Table
Donations made to Princeton by corporate vehicles and members of the Firestone family, 1920–1982. This table has been reconstituted across multiple sources, most of which date from the 1960s. The few donations listed after 1970 do not necessarily signify a decrease in Firestone support, but rather reflect the archival material available to the author.
Bust of Harvey S. Firestone Sr.
Bust of Harvey S. Firestone Sr. at Firestone Library on Princeton's main campus.
Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library
The Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, commonly called Firestone Library, on Princeton's main campus, with a statue of Princeton's sixth president John Witherspoon in the foreground.
Eisgruber Invites Class of 2022 to Explore ‘The Miracle of Beautiful Ideas’
Emphasizing the importance of truth-seeking, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed new students at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 9, encouraging them to explore “the miracle of beautiful ideas.”
Princeton Council Endorses Proposed Legislation to Create Reparations for Slavery Task Force
Princeton has joined the growing list of towns that have endorsed proposed legislation to establish a state-level task force to study making reparations to African Americans living in New Jersey who are the descendants of slaves.