10Results for "April 1, 1802"
Strategies for Escape: A Study of Fugitive Slave Ads (1770-1819)
Runaway slaves from the Princeton area used sophisticated knowledge of the late-18th and early-19th century’s changing legal and political landscape when they planned their escapes, forcing slave-owners to acknowledge their resourcefulness and determination to liberate themselves.
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.
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.
African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
Notice of Alumni Meeting
A note that the alumni of South Carolina met to raise funds to rebuild Nassau Hall after the 1802 fire.
Call for Subscriptions
A call for subscriptions published in a Charleston newspaper after a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802.
Lindor and "Young Mulatto Girl"
Newspaper advertisement for two runaway slaves
Trustee Announcement Following 1802 Fire
An announcement published by the trustees after the 1802 fire at Nassau Hall, including a request by President Samuel Stanhope Smith to send the advertisement to Southern newspapers.