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The Walter Lowrie House
The 19th-century residents of the historic Walter Lowrie House, John P. Stockton and Paul Tulane, were prominent Princeton residents with connections to southern slavery and the Confederacy. The Lowrie House now serves as the official residence of the president of Princeton University.
The Skeleton in the Basement
In 1853, two Princeton alumni described an event in which anatomy students stole a body from the local black cemetery. Though potentially fictional, their story illustrates how elite white men claimed authority over black bodies beyond the institution of slavery.