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Princeton and the Colonization Movement
Founded and supported by 19th-century Princeton alumni, the American Colonization Society promoted the repatriation of freed slaves to a colony in Africa. Ultimately, however, colonization was more of an intellectual movement for moderately antislavery whites than a practical option for free blacks.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Presbyterians and Slavery
A truly national denomination from the 18th century to the Civil War, American Presbyterianism encompassed a wide range of viewpoints on slavery. Prominent leaders in the church were slaveholders, moderate antislavery advocates, and abolitionists.
Navigating Slavery: Robert F. Stockton and the Limits of Antislavery Thought
Robert Field Stockton, a naval officer and supporter of the American Colonization Society, embodied the College of New Jersey’s struggle—and eventual failure—to reconcile the cruelties of slavery with a desire to encourage harmony between the North and South.
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
Newspaper report of the nation’s first colonization meeting, held at Princeton on November 6, 1816.
American Colonization Society Fundraising Notice
A fundraising notice placed by John Maclean Jr. in support of the New Jersey branch of the American Colonization Society.
"Letters on the Colonization Society"
Pamphlet supporting the American Colonization Society, published in response to "the ardent opposition" of "some of our white citizens, and by a number of the free coloured population."
Subscription to the Princeton Colonization Society
Donations pledged by Princeton faculty members to establish a packet line between Liberia and the United States.
Officers of the New Jersey Colonization Society
New Jersey Colonization Society Officers in 1824. The orange "P" indicates a Princeton affiliate.
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Tune Every Heart
Students from the Lewis Center's Atelier Program rehearse "Tune Every Heart," an original musical theater performance inspired by the Princeton & Slavery Project, in January 2018.