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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.
Slavery in the Witherspoon Family
As Princeton president John Witherspoon’s children married and left New Jersey, their relationships to slavery were shaped by the political climate and economy of their new homes throughout the North and South.
Princeton and Slavery: Holding the Center
Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined.
Princeton and Abolition
Princeton’s faculty and students actively opposed abolition, creating a climate of fear and intimidation around the subject during the 19th century. Although some Princeton affiliates were critical of slavery, the institution demonstrated a catastrophic failure of leadership on the greatest moral question of the age.
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.”