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Princeton and the Ku Klux Klan
During the early 1920s, Princeton students came into contact with local members of the Ku Klux Klan. Their interactions with the Klan reveal both curiosity about the organization and anxiety about the following it could develop on university campuses.
William Taylor: Princeton’s Last Independent African American Campus Vendor
William Taylor, a black entrepreneur in Princeton in the first half of the 20th century, was the third and last in a line of independent African American vendors who sold refreshments to students. The nickname students used for Taylor (a racial slur) reflected the casual racism in Princeton was still very much present during the postbellum era, as in the days of the first campus vendor, former fugitive slave James Collins Johnson.
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.
Integrating Princeton University: Robert Joseph Rivers
Robert Joseph Rivers (Class of 1953) was one of Princeton’s first Black undergraduate students and one of the first two Black members of the Board of Trustees. While in town and on campus, Rivers witnessed firsthand Princeton’s legacy of privileging the comfort of white southern students over racial justice.
Bruce Wright’s Exclusion from Princeton University
Bruce Wright, future member of the New York Supreme Court, was accepted into Princeton in the mid-1930s. His offer of admission was revoked when he arrived on campus and administrators learned that he was African American.
“White Supremacy at Princeton”
One of a series of Daily Princetonian editorials arguing for the integration of Princeton University.
“Reporters View Meeting of Klan from Interior”
Daily Princetonian article describing two students’ visit to a Ku Klux Klan meeting near Princeton.
"What Is Behind the Hood?"
Daily Princetonian editorial condemning the lawlessness of the Ku Klux Klan.
Daily Princetonian article reporting on an undergraduate "prank" where students dressed in KKK robes threatened classmates petitioning the acquittal of Emmett Till's murderers in 1955.
"Ku Klux Invades Princeton"
Daily Princeton article describing the confrontation between Princeton students and Ku Klux Klan members on Nassau Street.
Princeton University Launches Princeton & Slavery Website
The Daily Princetonian, 11/6/17
The Princeton & Slavery Project explores how early University trustees, faculty, and students were connected to the institution of slavery.
Titus Kaphar Talks Art, University Connections to Slavery
The Daily Princetonian, 11/17/17
Titus Kaphar, an African-American painter and sculptor whose works are featured in the Museum of Modern Art, discussed the intersection between racism and Princeton University’s history in a lecture on campus.
Toni Morrison Delivers Princeton & Slavery Symposium Keynote Address
The Daily Princetonian, 11/19/17
Morrison joined Tracy K. Smith, director of the University’s creative writing program and U.S. Poet Laureate, to discuss race, justice, and the University’s historical ties to slavery.
Slavery Symposium Panels Discuss Southern Legacy at Princeton University
The Daily Princetonian, 11/20/17
Long known as the “Southern Ivy” or “Southernmost Ivy,” Princeton University’s historical connections to slavery were explored through several panel discussions.
Eric Foner and Danielle Allen Discuss Princeton’s Slavery Legacy
The Daily Princetonian, 11/19/17
Symposium panel discussion with Eric Foner and Danielle Allen examines how the Princeton & Slavery Project changes our understanding of American history and poses a challenge to historical commemoration.