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Jehu A. Orr
Jehu A. Orr (class of 1857) was a prominent slaveholder, Confederate leader, and colonel during the Civil War. As the last surviving member of the Confederate Congress, he played an influential role in shaping Civil War memory in the 20th century.
The Murder of Frederick Ohl
In 1895, African American Princeton resident John Collins shot and killed white Princeton student Frederick Ohl. The racially biased news coverage surrounding Collins’s trial illustrates racial tensions still present on campus and in town thirty years after the end of the Civil War.
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.
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (class of 1849) was a celebrated classical scholar and unrepentant Confederate apologist. Gildersleeve’s education at Princeton, which he considered “almost a Southern college,” shaped his defense of the South during and after the Civil War.
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.
James C. Johnson at Athletic Event
James Collins Johnson carrying a basket at an athletic event at Princeton.
David Witherspoon Will
David Witherspoon's 1801 will, which stipulated that his slaves' labor be hired out to support his children's education at Princeton.