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Princeton and Liberia
Princeton affiliates helped to establish Liberia as an African colony for black American emigrants. Robert Wood Sawyer (class of 1838) served as a missionary among the Kru people, in the territory south of the colony.
Jonathan Edwards Jr.
Jonathan Edwards Jr. (1746-1801), the son of early America’s preeminent theologian and Princeton’s third president, strongly opposed slavery throughout his life and career as a minister—becoming a leading antislavery activist of the 18th century and one of the few abolitionists Princeton ever produced.
Murder of Josiah Finley
Newspaper report about Governor Josiah F. C. Finley (class of 1828), murdered near Liberia after departing a ship belonging to a slave trader.