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James McCosh and Princeton’s First Integrated Classrooms
James McCosh, Princeton’s eleventh president (1868-88), admitted African American graduate students into his classes and strongly criticized slavery and the Confederacy—convictions that angered white southern students attending the college after the Civil War.
Marcus Marsh and Benjamin Rush in Philadelphia
When a yellow fever epidemic devastated Philadelphia in 1793, former slave Marcus Marsh—born in Princeton in 1765—remained in the city to treat the sick alongside physician and founding father Benjamin Rush.
The Walter Lowrie House
The 19th-century residents of the historic Walter Lowrie House, John P. Stockton and Paul Tulane, were prominent Princeton residents with connections to southern slavery and the Confederacy. The Lowrie House now serves as the official residence of the president of Princeton University.
James C. Johnson with goods for sale
Photograph of former slave James Collins Johnson vending his wares on campus.