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Princeton and South Carolina
Princeton alumni from South Carolina owned successful plantations, large numbers of slaves, and served as leaders in the Confederate cause during the Civil War.
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.
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
Henry Kollock (1778-1819) was a Princeton professor, pastor, and slave owner. He appeared in the first fugitive slave narrative: Life of William Grimes, a Runaway Slave.
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.
"An Effigy of John Brown"
A news item about the burning of John Brown in effigy at the College of New Jersey printed in the Yorkville Enquirer.
"Halting at Noon"
Illustration of a slave coffel driven through Virginia in the early 19th century.
"Princeton – Old and New"
James Waddel Alexander's book Princeton – Old and New, published in 1898.
"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.
Letter from Gilbert R. McCoy
Letter from Gilbert R. McCoy (class of 1837) to Gilbert R. Fox (class of 1835), describing a student-led attack against an abolitionist.
$27 Million for Reparations Over Slave Ties Pledged by Seminary
The New York Times, 10/21/19
A New Jersey seminary has pledged to spend $27 million on scholarships and other initiatives to address its historical ties to slavery, in what appears to be the biggest effort of its kind.
After 274 Years, Princeton Will Have Its First Black Valedictorian
The New York Times, 5/12/20
Nicholas Johnson, who was named valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2020, called the achievement especially significant, given the school’s struggle in recent years to confront its troubled history with slavery.
Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson's Name From School
The New York Times, 6/27/20
University trustees concluded that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college."
Princeton Digs Deep into Its Fraught Racial History
The New York Times, 11/6/17
Princeton University has a long history connected to slavery, which has remained hidden until now.
The Princeton & Slavery Project: What We Learned and How We Learned It
Saturday, June 2
8:45 to 10 am
McCormick Hall, Room 106