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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 Princeton Immigration Restriction League (1922-1924)
In 1922, Princeton affiliates founded a chapter of the Immigration Restriction League (IRL) on campus, advocating for restrictions on non-western European immigration into the United States. Though the organization dissolved in 1924, the IRL leaders’ commitment to white supremacy extended into their professional lives as influential 20th-century scholars.
Betsey Stockton (1798?-1865), enslaved as a child in the household of Princeton president Ashbel Green, became a prominent and respected educator in Princeton, Philadelphia, and the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawai'i).
Samuel Hopkins and the Paradoxical Legacy of Jonathan Edwards Sr.
Patriot and theologian Samuel Hopkins (1721-1803) vigorously opposed slavery throughout his life. Paradoxically, his antislavery theology was inspired by his mentor, the slave-owning Princeton president Jonathan Edwards Sr.
The Minstrel Tradition at Princeton University
Princeton students performed in blackface in the 19th and 20th centuries, until as late as 1949. The legacy of Princeton’s minstrel traditions continues to live on in American culture through the popular folk song “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”
Frederick P. Ohl
Sketch of Frederick P. Ohl, a Princeton student killed in an altercation with an African American man in 1895.
"A Visit to the Colored People of Princeton"
Ann Maria Davison, a visitor from New Orleans, provided a detailed picture of Princeton's black community in 1855.
Jonathan Edwards Sr. Letter on Slavery
Draft letter on slavery written by Princeton president Jonathan Edwards Sr., in which he defends the practice of owning slaves.
McCarter Theater Hosts Play Readings for the Princeton & Slavery Project
Princeton Packet / CentralJersey.com, 9/29/2017
A series of commissioned plays help bring the Princeton & Slavery Project’s findings to a broad public audience.
The Princeton & Slavery Project Will Host a Scholarly Symposium Nov. 17-18
Scholars will discuss newly unearthed stories about Princeton’s historical engagement with the institution of slavery.
The Princeton & Slavery Symposium
The Princeton & Slavery Project will celebrate its public launch November 17-18 with a scholarly symposium.
Tune Every Heart: The Princeton & Slavery Project in Song
Saturday, January 13, 2018
1 pm and 5 pm
Faculty Room, Nassau Hall, Princeton University Campus