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Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Princeton in the Newspapers
News about the College of New Jersey and its students—including their connections to the South—spread across the country through multiple forms of print media.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free Black community in Princeton.
Samuel Stanhope Smith
Samuel Stanhope Smith, Princeton’s seventh president (1795-1812), was an early defender of the unity of mankind—arguing that environment, not innate biological differences, determined one’s race. His convictions, however, did not prevent him from owning slaves himself, and his teachings ultimately influenced Princeton alumni to establish the American Colonization Society.
Princeton's Slaveholding Presidents
Princeton’s first nine presidents all owned slaves at some point in their lives. Though widely considered to be forward-thinking religious, intellectual, and political leaders in the 18th and 19th centuries, they failed to align their practices with their ideals—embodying the tensions between liberty and slavery that characterized American life from the colonial period to the Civil War.
"30 Dollars Reward" for John Killman
1816 advertisement for a runaway slave named John Killman.
Woman, Girl, and Boy for sale in Princeton
Newspaper advertisement for a slave sale in Princeton.
Advertisement for a runaway slave
"Forty Dollars Reward" for Jack
Newspaper advertisement for a runaway slave
"Negro Wench" to be sold to Ellitt Howell
Newspaper advertisement for a slave purchase
Princeton & Slavery Project Confronts the University’s Connections to Slavery
U.S. 1 Newspaper, 11/15/2017
What began as a scholarly investigation into Princeton University’s connection to American slavery became a very public discussion when the Princeton & Slavery Project launched a series of public events, including a symposium, a series of plays, art installations, and community conversations.
Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 12/12/18
In late 2017, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. appointed a committee of six persons to prepare a report on the legacy of slavery and racism in the history of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The report cites the Princeton & Slavery Project as a primary model.