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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.
Princeton and Slavery: Holding the Center
Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined.
A newspaper notice announcing the establishment of the College of New Jersey in 1746.
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave
Advertisement for a runaway slave
"Horses, Cows, Oxen, Negroes"
Advertisement for a slave sale
Advertisement for a runaway slave.