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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 at the President's House
At least five Princeton presidents who served between 1756 and 1822 owned enslaved people who lived, worked—and on one occasion were auctioned off—at the President’s House on campus. During this period, the President’s House was the center of slavery at Princeton.
"The Celebrated Alexander Dumas Watkins": Princeton's First Black Instructor
Alexander Dumas Watkins (1855-1903), a self-taught biologist, conducted significant scientific research alongside Princeton University professors from the 1880s until his death in 1903. Despite holding no formal academic position, Watkins worked in Princeton’s laboratories and taught courses as the University’s first black instructor—and the last until the 1950s.
Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
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.”