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Of Princeton's more than 160 endowed professorships and lectureships, four honor men who derived their fortunes from slave labor or contributed to the legacy of slavery in New Jersey and the United States.
Erased Pasts and Altered Legacies: Princeton’s First African American Students
In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, several African American men attended Princeton as graduate students. Princeton president Woodrow Wilson’s administration may have attempted to erase their presence from institutional memory, creating an inaccurate historical justification for excluding black students from the university.
James McCosh and Princeton’s First Integrated Classrooms
James McCosh, Princeton’s eleventh president (1868-88), admitted African American graduate students into his classes and strongly criticized slavery and the Confederacy—convictions that angered white southern students attending the college after the Civil War.
Reverend I. W. L. Roundtree
Reverend I. W. L. Roundtree, who attended the Princeton Theological Seminary in the 1890s and received a Master’s degree from the College of New Jersey in 1895, was one of Princeton’s earliest African American graduates. He may also have been the first and only former slave to graduate from the college.
The Murder of Frederick Ohl
In 1895, African American Princeton resident John Collins shot and killed white Princeton student Frederick Ohl. The racially biased news coverage surrounding Collins’s trial illustrates racial tensions still present on campus and in town thirty years after the end of the Civil War.
The jail at the corner of Hulfish and Palmer Square West.
William Taylor on Nassau Street
Photograph of William Taylor, an African American vendor at Princeton in the early 20th century, on Nassau Street.
Garrett Cochran in uniform
Photograph of Garrett Cochran (class of 1898) in uniform. Cochran served as a Lieutenant in Field Artillery during World War I.
"Increasing List of Signers Opposes Till Case Verdict"
Article describing Princeton students and faculty members who signed a petition protesting the acquittal of Emmett Till's murderers in 1955.
William Potter Ross
Portrait of William Potter Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1871 to 1875.