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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.
Strategies for Escape: A Study of Fugitive Slave Ads (1770-1819)
Runaway slaves from the Princeton area used sophisticated knowledge of the late-18th and early-19th century’s changing legal and political landscape when they planned their escapes, forcing slave-owners to acknowledge their resourcefulness and determination to liberate themselves.
John Anthony Simmons
John Anthony Simmons (1802-1868) was a former slave, abolitionist, businessman, philanthropist, and prominent member of the Princeton community.
Tracing Princeton’s Connections to Slavery: An Archivist’s View
The work of collecting and organizing primary source material on Princeton’s connections to slavery required coordinated efforts of faculty, students, and library staff. This essay highlights some of the ways Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library staff have provided valuable specialized knowledge for the Princeton & Slavery Project.
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.
An ad to sell a slave placed by Samuel Stanhope Smith in 1784.
"Brandy ... 100 pipes Brandy"
1803 New York Evening Post ad detailing trustee Robert Lenox's goods from around the globe.
Advertisement for "A CARGO consisting of about One Hundred and Twenty Young and Healthy NEW NEGROES."
Runaway advertisement placed by trustee Robert Lenox for the return of his slave Abraham Sherrit.
"Negro Boy" to be sold by John Maclean Sr.
Newspaper ad placed by Professor John Maclean Sr. to sell a young enslaved man.
At Princeton, Titus Kaphar Reckons with the University’s History of Slavery
Kaphar’s sculpture Impressions of Liberty, which was commissioned by the Princeton University Art Museum, is “a monument to the memory of the enslaved.”