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Cezar Trent, one of the elite free black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner.
The Witherspoon-Jackson Community
The Witherspoon-Jackson community, centered around Witherspoon Street, comprised the heart of Princeton’s African-American community during the 19th century.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free black community in Princeton.
As tensions over slavery led to sectional crisis in the first half of the 19th century, Princeton’s commencement addresses became increasingly pro-slavery in tone.
Princeton Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
"Black Woman" to be sold by John Gifford
Newspaper advertisement for a slave sale
"One Thousand Dollars Reward" for Caesar
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave
"Murderer Freed, Will Work Here"
Article announcing the release of John Collins, an African American man convicted of the murder of a Princeton undergraduate in 1895.
Newspaper advertisement for a stolen horse, believed to have been taken by a runaway slave.
"Negro Boy" to be sold by Samuel Stanhope Smith
Newspaper advertisement for a slave sale by Professor Samuel Stanhope Smith